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Sacramento to hold health care enrollment event

Published: Monday, Oct. 7, 2013 - 1:29 pm
Last Modified: Tuesday, Oct. 8, 2013 - 7:19 am

Mayor Kevin Johnson announced Monday that Sacramento would be the first city in California to conduct a day of public outreach to enroll residents in health insurance through the Affordable Care Act.

The outreach is scheduled for Nov. 16. Very few details for the event have been finalized, but it will likely include neighborhood events and a central site to connect residents with health care options.

Johnson said that 300,000 people in the Sacramento region do not have health insurance.

“That’s far too many,” he said.

Johnson was joined in making the announcement at City Hall by Peter Lee, the executive director of Covered California; Assemblyman Richard Pan, D-Sacramento; Darcel Lee, the president and CEO of the California Black Health Network; Alice Huffman, president and CEO of the California chapter of the NAACP; Lina Mendez, a project manager with the UC Davis School for Reducing Health Disparities; and Pat Fong Kushida, president of the Sacramento Asian-Pacific Chamber of Commerce.

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