Oakland Mayor Libby Schaaf announced that the City of Oakland has accepted President Obama’s challenge to lead the greater Bay Area in registering over 134,000 eligible residents for Affordable Care Act health insurance coverage through Covered California.
“I am calling on Bay Area residents from Oakland, San Francisco, San Jose and every city in between to join me in making sure that everyone is covered,” said Mayor Schaaf.
“Ensuring that our friends and neighbors sign up for high-quality, affordable care protects the health and well-being of the ones we love and makes our region stronger and more resilient.”
Oakland is one of 20 U.S. cities working to generate the largest percentage increase in Affordable Care Act sign-ups during the open enrollment period.
Communities across the Bay Area and the United States are competing, and the city with the highest percentage increase in enrollment will win a visit from President Barack Obama.
“I believe that true access to high-quality, affordable health care is a right, not a privilege, and, as the Chair of the Assembly Health Committee, I am working hard to provide all Californians with access to the best possible health care services,” said Bonta.
A Covered California enrollment office is opening in Oakland City Hall, which will operate Monday through Friday from 10 a.m. – 7 p.m., and Saturday from 10 a.m. – 4 p.m.
The office will operate throughout open enrollment period ending Jan. 31, except on Christmas and New Year’s Day.
To find out more about how to host enrollment events and spread the word about the importance of getting covered, visit www.coveredca.com and engage on social media using #GetCoveredBayArea.