Covered California urges Kern residents to sign up for health care amid increased financial help |  News

Covered California urges Kern residents to sign up for health care amid increased financial help | News

Roughly 120,000 people who reside in eastern Kern County and throughout the Central Valley don’t have health care, and California’s main health insurance marketplace kicked off a virtual campaign Friday in Bakersfield to motivate these people to sign up for coverage.

Event speakers conveyed the affordability of signing up for health care under Covered California while instilling its importance. Activist Dolores Huerta, who spoke at the virtual event, recounted a farmworker who was unaware he had a brain tumor because he skipped basic checkups. Signing up for Covered California allowed him to get the health care he needed, she said.

You can reach Ishani Desai at 661-395-7417. You can also follow her at @_ishanidesai on Twitter.

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