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Eligible for Medicare? The Clock is Ticking to Choose Your 2022 Coverage
December 2, 2021
Making a list and checking it twice isn’t just for the holidays this year. If you’re 65 or over or eligible for Medicare due to disability, developing a detailed list of what you have spent on your health care this past year – including hospital expenses and prescriptions – and what you need to have in your health plan next year, is an important step. The 6.2 million Medicare eligible individuals in California have until Tuesday, Dec. 7 to select their Medicare Advantage or Prescription Drug Plan coverage for 2022.  ... read more »
Why I Want You to Get the Covid Vaccine Now
September 9, 2021
If we don’t get vaccinated, I foresee repeat cycles of preventable deaths, business and school closures, and potentially even more dangerous variants of the virus in our future. Unfortunately, black and brown communities that have been the hardest hit by Covid are now lagging behind in taking advantage of the amazing science that led to our Covid vaccines. ... read more »
New Obamacare Enrollment Nets 1 Million Sign Ups
May 27, 2021
“Since it became law more than a decade ago, the Affordable Care Act has been a lifeline for millions of Americans. The pandemic has demonstrated how badly it is needed and how critical it is that we continue to improve upon it,” President Biden stated. ... read more »
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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 »
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 »
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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 »
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 »
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