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Communities of Color and Other Buyers, Beware of Bold Promises from Health Insurers
May 6, 2021
The COVID-19 pandemic has brought issues of healthcare equity to the forefront of discussions of racial justice. Even when controlling for factors like age and income, communities of color have been much more severely impacted that White Americans. ... read more »
A FOUNDATION OF ADVOCACY LEADS TO SUCCESS 
March 26, 2021
In the male dominated insurance industry, Ingrid Merriwether, President and Chief Executive Officer of Merriwether & Williams Insurance Services (MWIS), has built a thriving multimillion dollar business by fulfilling a niche in the industry.   ... read more »
African Americans Urged to Enroll in Health Plans
February 18, 2021
Due to COVID-19, Covered California’s special enrollment on now through May 15 for anyone without health coverage ... read more »
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ELECTION 2020: For Millions of Americans, the Future of Health Care is What’s on the Ballot
October 29, 2020
“Right now, under the Affordable Care Act, it is your right to have access to lactation support and counseling without cost-sharing for as long as you are breastfeeding. If the ACA gets struck down, then insurers will not be required to cover it, which could have devastating impacts on new parents,” noted Andrea Ippolito, a health tech expert and founder of SimpliFed, a company that assists mothers who breastfeed. ... read more »
Embracing Medical Science to Address Cancer’s Racial Disparities
October 22, 2020
Since my own cancer diagnosis and treatment, I have spent a good part of my life listening to and supporting Black women battling breast cancer. ... read more »
Covered California’s Jan. 31 Deadline Gives
January 30, 2020
Your time to plan your own "Miracles" ... read more »
Prostate screening is a must
May 30, 2019
African-American men are twice as likely to develop prostate cancer and twice as likely to die from it. ... read more »
Jan. 15 is the Final Deadline to Get Coverage With Financial Assistance Through Covered California
January 10, 2019
Covered California and its community partners are more determined than ever to get people signed up for coverage to get the care they need and deserve. ... read more »
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Health Insurance Is More Than an Insurance Card: Tips for Using Your Coverage
March 15, 2018
Open enrollment for coverage in 2018 has ended, you or someone you know may still qualify to enroll in a quality, affordable health plan... ... read more »
Get Covered: Enroll in Health Care Today
November 2, 2017
If you, your family members, or friends need health insurance, this is the time to sign up ... read more »
Covered California Unveils New Rates, Encourages Consumers to Shop for Best Plans
August 10, 2017
Consumers can avoid the full rate increase by shopping for the most affordable rates or the lowest priced plans ... read more »
Study: Insurance Status Affects Cancer Outcomes
July 20, 2017
Results from a recent study by the Cancer Prevention Institute of California, revealed that health insurance type at diagnosis greatly impacts cancer outcomes especially in adolescent and young adult patients. ... read more »
Health Care Repeal Turns Back the Clock to a Time of No Rights
July 13, 2017
The health care repeal that Republicans are pushing through Congress is a direct attack on the lives of black people throughout the country. ... read more »
Assemblymember Sebastian Ridley-Thomas speaks on sabotage of Affordable Care Act
July 5, 2017
Assemblymember Sebastian Ridley-Thomas speaks with Brandon I. Brooks, managing editor of the Los Angeles Sentinel Newspaper and the L..A. Watts Times Newspaper on sabotage of Affordable Care Act. ... read more / watch video »
Republicans Hit Major Roadblock to ‘Trumpcare’ After Bad CBO Numbers
March 22, 2017
The recent Congressional Budget Office report on the Republican healthcare bill, caused many to voice concerns about how it would affect their home states and districts. ... read more »
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