November 27, 2014


LAWT News Service 



On November 22, Congress­woman Karen Bass (D-Calif.) joined hundreds of families, insurance seekers, and healthcare advocates for a Healthcare Resource Fair and Town Hall. More than 300 people turned out for the event at Los Angeles Trade-Technical College, which featured dozens of onsite health practitioners as well as enrollment counselors from Covered California, Medi-Cal and My Health L.A. Nearly 150 families, comprising 188 individuals, completed enrollments.  


“Thanks to the Affordable Care Act and programs like My Health LA, our community has greater health care access than ever, and the positive impact is clear,” said Bass after the event. “We brought together dozens of clinics and community health organizations to make sure that people of all backgrounds and incomes can understand their health insurance options and get enrolled. Healthcare is a human right, and we must do everything we can to make sure that everyone has access to quality care.”


Participating organizations in­cluded St. John’s Well Child and Family Center, SEIU-UHW, Com­munity Coalition, One L.A., North­east Community Clinics, South Central Family Health Center, Southside Coalition of Community Health Centers, Planned Parent­hood, Brotherhood Crusade, Watts Health, T.H.E. Health and Wellness Centers, UMMA Community Clinic and dozens more.


Open enrollment for Covered California began on November 15 and will conclude on March 15, 2015. Medi-Cal insurance enrollment continues as well, and Los Angeles County has a new program called My Health L.A. for people who cannot be covered by other health programs. Residents who wish to speak with enrollment counselors can attend local community events or call Rep. Karen Bass's office at 323-965-1422 to get help. People can also visit Covered California online at for health facts and explanations of available plans and services.

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