Covered California and Community Partners honor Martin Luther King Jr. at the 35th Annual Kingdom Day Parade

LOS ANGELES, CA, January 21, 2020 – On Monday, January 20, 2020, Covered California Executive Director, Peter V. Lee, was honored to join the Los Angeles community for the Kingdom Day Parade. The annual parade is the largest celebration of the birthday of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., and is the only federal holiday designated as a national day of service to encourage all Americans to volunteer to improve their communities.

“Martin Luther King Jr. was a champion for social justice, and fought to bring universal healthcare to all Americans, regardless of their race, creed or color,” said Covered California Executive Director Peter V. Lee, who will join Covered California staff in the 35th Annual Kingdom Day Parade Los Angeles parade. “Dr. King’s beliefs and values mirror the goals of Covered California, which for the past seven years has brought healthcare to millions more California through the Affordable Care Act.”

Lee was joined by Dr. David M. Carlisle, president and CEO of Charles R. Drew University of Medicine and Science (CDU) in Los Angeles and Covered California community partners such as Crenshaw Health Partners, Los Angeles Unified School District, Los Angeles South Chamber of Commerce, Northeast Valley Health Corporation and numerous Covered California certified insurance agents.

Lee reminds uninsured consumers that they can still get coverage. Covered California’s open-enrollment period runs through Jan. 31. Consumers can easily find out if they are eligible for financial help and see which plans are available in their area by entering their ZIP code, household income and the ages of those who need coverage into Covered California’s Shop and Compare Tool.

Those interested in learning more about their coverage options can:

Visit http://www.CoveredCA.com.

Get free and confidential in-person assistance, in a variety of languages, from a certified enroller.

Have a certified enroller call them and help them for free.

Call Covered California at (800) 300-1506

About Covered California

Covered California is the state’s health insurance marketplace, where Californians can find affordable, high-quality insurance from top insurance companies. Covered California is the only place where individuals who qualify can get financial assistance on a sliding scale to reduce premium costs. Consumers can then compare health insurance plans and choose the plan that works best for their health needs and budget. Depending on their income, some consumers may qualify for the low-cost or no-cost Medi-Cal program.

Covered California is an independent part of the state government whose job is to make the health insurance marketplace 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.

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