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Here’s how to make Medi-Cal better in South L.A.
March 17, 2022
Through the state’s new CalAIM program, virtually all California residents will have access to health insurance. ... read more »
Race and Health Care: New Report Shares Insights on Black Californians
January 27, 2022
In keeping with its commitment to ending health inequities, the California Health Care Foundation (CHCF) released the first phase of a three-part study documenting how race and racism shape the health care experiences of Black Californians. ... read more »
In Dr. King’s Honor, California Black Health Leaders Call for Urgent Action During COVID-19 Crisis
January 20, 2022
“Of all the forms of inequality, injustice in health is the most shocking and inhumane.” – Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. African American health leaders joined Covered California to reflect on the life and legacy of civil rights icon Dr. ... read more »
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To Reduce Health and Racial Inequities, Prioritize Authentic Community Collaboration
October 14, 2021
As California continues to grow it’s crucial to prioritize meaningful change to eliminate health inequities and bridge the divide in access and quality of care. ... 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 »
Calif. Atty Gen. Bonta Was Leading Force in Fight That Saved Obamacare
July 1, 2021
Last week, the United States Supreme Court ruled 7-2 in favor of keeping the core of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (ACA), also known as Obamacare, intact. ... read more »
Gov. Newsom Plans to Invest in Black and Brown Communities with California Comeback Plan
May 20, 2021
California Gov. Gavin Newsom last week announced a $100 billion economic recovery plan to support small businesses and public schools, as well as Black and Brown families that were disproportionately impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic.   ... read more »
American Rescue Plan Provides Big Savings if You Have Covered California Health Plans
March 26, 2021
More money for more people equals more and better health insurance coverage for millions of Californians and consumers nationwide -- especially vital during this age of COVID-19.  ... read more »
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As You Renew Your Health Care Coverage, Don’t Expect New Restrictions
December 3, 2020
It is not likely that the latest challenge to the Affordable Care Act (ACA), also known as Obamacare, will be successful. It occurred Nov. 10, when the U.S. Supreme Court heard arguments against the national health care law passed under the Obama administration in the case California v. Texas, No. 19-840. ... read more »
Covered California Kicks Off Open Enrollment
November 12, 2020
Covered California announced their open enrollment on Monday, November 9. Los Angeles Mayor, Eric Garcetti virtually attended the Webinar meeting, along with many other diverse community leaders, to discuss the importance of accessible healthcare during one of the most unexpected health-related crises seen in our time. There is a new pressure applied to having health coverage and maintaining a fresh perspective on the quality of life.  ... read more »
South LA Women Plead Guilty to Federal Health Care Fraud Charges
November 5, 2020
Mesbel Mohamoud, 47, and her mother-in-law, Erlinda Abella, 66, each pleaded guilty in separate hearings to a federal health care fraud count ... read more »
Senator Mitchell Sustains Funding for Martin Luther King, Jr. Community Hospital
July 9, 2020
California State Senator Holly Mitchell met with Dr. Elaine Batchlor, CEO of Martin Luther King, Jr. Community Hospital. Senator Mitchell and Dr. Batchlor shared a brief discussion about the importance of protecting the hospital’s budget. ... read more »
Let’s keep our promise to South L.A.
May 21, 2020
By any measure, South Los Angeles is one of the most vulnerable communities in California—and the nation. ... read more »
Covered California Enrollment Deadline Expanded Due to Pandemic
April 2, 2020
Covered California is expanding its special enrollment period through June 30 to help anyone uninsured and eligible to obtain health coverage ... read more »
Our Health System Makes Fighting Coronavirus Even Harder
March 12, 2020
Like all of you, I’m closely following the news of the COVID-19 coronavirus. Right now, my best advice is what you’ve likely already heard: wash your hands frequently for 20 seconds at a time, stay home when you’re feeling sick, and call a doctor if you experience symptoms of a fever, coughing and shortness of breath. And avoid large gatherings if you are elderly or have significant chronic illnesses. ... read more »
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