Senator Corbett Hosts Affordable Care Act Town Hall & Health Fair

September 30, 2013

WHO:        Senate Majority Leader Ellen M. Corbett (D-East Bay)
WHAT:       Affordable Care Act Town Hall & Health Fair
WHEN:     Sunday, October 6th @ 10:00am – 2:00pm

WHERE:   St. Rose Hospital Campus
                   Under Large White Tent
                   27200 Calaroga Avenue
                   Hayward, CA  94545

WHY:        California is leading the nation in implementing federal health care reform that
extends insurance coverage to many Californians who have previously been uninsured. Starting October 1st, California individuals, families and small businesses can begin signing up under the federal Affordable Care Act for health care coverage that begins in January 2014.

California was the first state in the nation to enact legislation to implement this federal law by creating a health benefit exchange called Covered California.  

Covered California will use an Internet platform to enable millions of Californians and small businesses to begin enrolling for affordable, high quality health insurance.  It is expected that an estimated 2.3 million California residents will enroll in a health plan through Covered California over the next four years.

This town hall hosted by Senator Corbett will feature a panel of experts that will answer questions from local residents, business owners or other stakeholders.  

There will also be a Health Fair where participants can receive health screenings and learn more about local health resources from over sixty community service organizations and government agencies.