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Library Plans Meetings On Health Coverage
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A series of educational workshops on the ‘Covered California’ Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act is being planned at the Escalon Library, with four meeting dates coming up next month.

Sheila Farris-Bigg, a Covered California certified insurance agent, will be on hand in the library’s Ekholm Meeting Room for the meetings, scheduled on Tuesdays, March 4, 11, 18 and 25 and running each week from 7 p.m. to 8 p.m.

After the passage of national health care reform through the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act, California enacted legislation to establish a state agency to implement the new law, the California Health Benefit Exchange, which is operated as Covered California.

Covered California is offering a range of health care coverage for Americans who are uninsured or under-insured, making it easier for individuals and small businesses to purchase quality health coverage.

Information about the program and how it can benefit you will be a focus of the sessions. Enrollment help will also be provided for businesses and individuals. Open enrollment ends March 31.

The workshops are free and open to everyone; the library is at 1540 Second St.