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Covered California Emergency Press Conference about Health Insurance

Mr. Peter Lee, Executive Director of Covered California, and Mrs. Quyen Nguyen are listening to questions from the press. (Thanh Phong / Vien Dong)

GARDEN GROVE - At 10am on Thursday, December 19, 2019, Covered California held an emergency press conference at Nhan Hoa Medical Center, the purpose to inform California residents of a number of important milestones. Regarding health insurance in 2020.

Peter V. Lee, CEO of Covered California, came early to speak and answer media questions. Quyen Nguyen, Collective:Choice certified agent, was also present to share about the importance of healthcare and the impact of Covered California in the Vietnamese community. Selling health insurance, especially on Covered California, helps with interpretation.

Peter Lee said the following:

  1. December 20, 2019 is the deadline to enroll in Covered California. If you enroll today, you will have health insurance from the beginning of January 2020.

  2. Because the number of people enrolled on the last three days of last week reached tens of thousands, Covered California will renew until January 31, 2020. But those who enroll after December 20, 2019 will not have insurance. It takes January to take effect.

  3. Since 2020 California lawmakers have introduced two new policies to encourage enrollment and lower medical costs. First, they reinstated individual penalties that were part of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act from 2014 to 2018, meaning uninsured consumers could be fined when they pay taxes on them. 2020 in the Spring of 2021. Fined people may have to pay at least $ 2,000 or more for a family of four for not having health insurance throughout 2020. Covered California is working with Franchise Tax Board, which will administer the punishment, to warn Californians about the new law and reduce the number of uninsured people in our state.

  4. Many people who were not previously eligible can now receive new financial assistance from the state of California to reduce the cost of their health insurance. 75% of Covered California's current clients may pay lower fees than they currently pay if they switch to the health plan with the lowest cost in the same category. Mr. Peter V. Lee said, “We want all Californians to know the state's new benefits, with nearly 1 million people who can get help with health insurance costs, along with rehabilitation. The state law reassigns people to have health insurance if they can afford it. He believes California will make history this year, becoming the first state to bring more affordable health insurance to middle-class families like small business owners, businessmen, and homes. contractors, contractors, and people working independently.

To find out if you qualify for Covered California health insurance, please visit: For direct help call: ( 800) 650-0922


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