Healthcare enrollment event encourages immigrant population to get covered

BAKERSFIELD, Calif. - The Coalition to Enroll Immigrants in Obamacare is hosting the first of a series of Obamacare Enrollment Events as part of a campaign to encourage the enrollment of the uninsured Latino Immigrant Population of Kern County.

The event will take place Sunday, Feb. 16 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Fiesta Foods which is located at 1631 Beale Avenue in Bakersfield.

It hopes to educate them about the benefits of having health insurance and providing resources to enroll in public and private insurance.

It is hosted by owner, Manuel G. Lerma, lifelong community activist and volunteer fellow for the Organizing For America National Program.  He is committed to organizing his community to help achieve enactment of the agenda Americans voted for in 2012.

One important goal is promoting health care for every American through the Affordable Care Act.

The Coalition is comprised of members of the Dolores Huerta Foundation, The Coalition for Humane Immigrant Rights of Los Angeles, The United Farm Workers Foundation, and more.

It is part of a larger effort to drive health care enrollment of the more than 52,000 eligible uninsured citizens of Kern and Tulare Counties in qualified health plans.

The CEIO is working in partnership with The California Endowment, Covered California, and partner organizations intending to reach millions of uninsured and subsidy eligible Californians through outreach and education. 

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