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Jackson, Williams to Host Health Care Reform Meeting


State Sen. Hannah-Beth Jackson and Assemblymember Das Williams will host a town-hall forum on 1/18 at 10:30 a.m. at the Franklin Elementary School cafeteria to explain how federal health-care reform will affect Californians. The enrollment period for health insurance began in October and goes through March 31. This week, Covered California Executive Director Peter Lee said nearly 500,000 Californians have already signed up. According to a Covered California spokesperson, regional data is not yet available. “We can’t lose sight of the visionary goal behind health care reform: that health care is a right, not a privilege, and that everyone should have access to the care they need,” Jackson said. Covered California representatives will also attend on Saturday to answer questions, and Spanish translation will be available.

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