csuf news service
Affordable Health Care Information Session Dec. 10
Dec. 5, 2013
A free public information session on the Affordable Care Act will be presented Dec. 10 at Cal State Fullerton. Attendees’ questions will be addressed and speakers will discuss the details of Covered California.
Speakers include public health graduate student Angela Gutierrez, one of Cal State Fullerton’s representatives on the California State University Health Insurance Education Project; Adriana Moreno, director of the Children’s Health Initiative of Orange County; and CSUF student Harpreet S. Bath, Associated Students Inc.'s chief governmental officer.
Tuesday, Dec. 10
Cal State Fullerton, Titan Student Union, Portola Pavilion
800 N. State College Blvd., 92831
$2 per hour or $8 for a daily permit. Details are available online.
“We found that the interest rate was exceptionally high for these kinds of workshops,” said Gutierrez, who presented three information sessions in October. “After each forum, attendees stayed to ask one-on-one questions, so we are incorporating time for personalized one-on-one question-and-answer sessions. We want attendees to learn about their options for affordable health coverage.”
The CSU Health Insurance Education Project is a joint CSU/Cal State Los Angeles initiative to educate CSU students, their families and campus staffs about the new health insurance law and the opportunity it offers many in the CSU community to get affordable health insurance. The project has representatives from 15 CSU campuses, including public health graduate students Genesis Sandoval and Gutierrez, and C. Jessie Jones, acting chair and professor of health science, from CSUF. Under the new Affordable Care Act, many CSU students, families and staff members are eligible for no-cost, public insurance under the newly expanded Medi-Cal program, or for subsidized private insurance purchased through the new government entity known as Covered California.
Mimi Ko Cruz, 657-278-7586