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Covered California Bus stopping in Chico Today

The Covered California bus tour is stopping in Chico today

Posted: Dec 15, 2017 4:27 AM

The bus tour will visit Chico encouraging Californians to sign-up for health insurance and will be "Covering the state in Art," this year, working with local artists who will be doing murals to highlight Covered California's commitment to building communities, and promoting health and wellness for all Californians.


Covered California will hold a news conference as part of its statewide bus tour at Ampla Health. Officials will discuss what's new for this year's open enrollment efforts - despite national confusion and chaos surrounding the Affordable Care Act - key dates and deadlines, and where consumers can go locally to receive free, in-person assistance to sign up for health insurance.

The statewide bus tour will make many stops across California, and will be working with local clinics and agents across the state to highlight Covered California's commitment to building communities, and promoting health and wellness for all Californians.

WHEN: 1:00-1:45PM, Friday, December 15th.

WHERE: Ampla Health 680 Cohasset Road, Chico, CA 95926

WHY: There is just about a month and a half left for Californians to enroll in affordable, quality health coverage. They cannot be denied coverage and 9 out of 10 qualify for financial assistance to lower the cost of their coverage. Across California, more than 16,000 Certified Insurance Agents, Certified Enrollment Counselors and other representatives are available to help consumers apply for health coverage. All assistance is free and confidential.
The fifth open-enrollment period for Covered California began, Wednesday Nov.1, 2017 and runs through Wednesday, Jan. 31, 2018.

About Covered California

Covered California is the state's marketplace for the federal Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act. Covered California, in partnership with the California Department of Health Care Services, was charged with creating a new health insurance marketplace in which individuals and small businesses can get access to affordable health insurance plans. Covered California helps individuals determine whether they are eligible for premium assistance that is available on a sliding-scale basis to reduce insurance costs or whether they are eligible for low-cost or no-cost Medi-Cal. Consumers can then compare health insurance plans and choose the plan that works best for their health needs and budget. Small businesses can purchase competitively priced health insurance plans and offer their employees the ability to choose from an array of plans and may qualify for federal tax credits.

Covered California is an independent part of the state government whose job is to make the new market work for California's consumers. It is overseen by a five-member board appointed by the Governor and the Legislature. For more information about Covered California, please visit www.CoveredCA.com.

California Coronavirus Cases

Data is updated nightly.

Confirmed Cases: 284012

Reported Deaths: 6573
CountyConfirmedDeaths
Los Angeles1207643582
Riverside21101506
Orange18892369
San Diego17578399
San Bernardino15932272
Imperial7343121
Alameda6925140
Fresno692481
San Joaquin560058
Kern554384
Santa Clara5478165
Tulare5175139
Sacramento456676
Contra Costa409286
San Francisco402050
Ventura385850
Santa Barbara374230
San Mateo3692111
Marin298926
Stanislaus288945
Kings275537
Monterey223917
Solano182627
Merced162311
Sonoma146612
Placer93811
San Luis Obispo8082
Yolo72326
Madera7137
Santa Cruz5013
Napa4484
San Benito2922
Butte2753
Sutter2753
Lassen2670
El Dorado2640
Shasta1635
Humboldt1544
Nevada1511
Glenn1460
Yuba1392
Lake981
Tehama941
Mendocino920
Colusa860
Calaveras610
Del Norte581
Tuolumne570
Mono481
Amador340
Inyo341
Siskiyou320
Mariposa311
Plumas130
Alpine20
Trinity20
Sierra10
Unassigned00
Chico
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Oroville
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Sunny skies and hotter temperatures are ahead for today. We'll be very dry and winds will be a little stronger out of the Northwest this afternoon. Fire danger will be elevated for some areas later today.
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