As the Dec. 15 deadline to enroll for health insurance starting in January approached, Covered California released a list of the top areas in Los Angeles where high numbers of people who qualify for subsidized health insurance are believed to reside.
The “hot spots” released on December 8 show the estimated highest concentrations of subsidy-eligible uninsured individuals — people who qualify for help to buy health insurance through Covered California but have not yet taken advantage of it.
“If you live in one of these areas — in Boyle Heights, in Huntington Park, in East Hollywood — and you do not have health insurance, now is the time to get covered,” Garcetti said. “This is our opportunity to build healthier communities throughout Los Angeles, Southern California and the rest of the state.”
The hot spots generally contain more remaining subsidy-eligible individuals per capita than the rest of the Los Angeles region.
The G.R.E.E.N Foundation has focused enrollment outreach in the “hot spots” by contacting family and friends who live near or in these areas.
What The G.R.E.E.N Foundation is doing to support efforts to increase the number of subsidy eligible African Americans AND to serve the general public.
- Making phone calls to family and friends to help get their family and friends enrolled in a health plan that fit their family needs.
- Continue to walked city blocks door-to-door to business owners and residents to learn how the Affordable Care Act benefit them and their family. To establish long lasting relationships to support their overall health needs–
- Coordinate community and faith based mixers to engage, educate and encourage enrollment.
Covered California estimates that 750,000 people in the state are eligible for help paying for their health insurance but remain uninsured, with 204,000 of them living in Los Angeles County. An additional 1.4 million people statewide are believed to qualify for low-cost or no-cost Medi-Cal, with 389,000 of them living in Los Angeles County.
About The G.R.E.E.N Foundation – Providing 12 years of community service! The G.R.E.E.N Foundation was founded in 2003 to improve health and overall wellbeing of African Americans (AA) and underrepresented communities through education and screenings. Collaborations with businesses and organizations include local hair salons and barber shops, places of worship, and active strategic community partners CBO/FBO and local groups addressing health needs of AA and underserved populations. Our multi-faceted approach promotes early detection and provides linkages to screening and treatment through workshops, and Care Navigation and ActNOW Conferences, ongoing outreach and education, and the distribution of information/materials. Provide health (medical) insurance through the state market exchange and offer MediCal enrollment.
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 is an independent part of the state government whose job is to make the new market work for California’s consumers. For more information about Covered California, please visit www.CoveredCA.com.