Congresswoman Loretta Sanchez, Representing California’s 46th Congressional District
PRESS RELEASE, FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: February 13, 2014
MEDIA CONTACT: Barb Solish, 202-731-7627, Barb.Solish@mail.house.gov
REP. LORETTA SANCHEZ FOCUSES ON GETTING OC COVERED WITH IN PERSON ENROLLMENT
Garden Grove, Calif. – Congresswoman Loretta Sanchez (CA-46) today led a rally in Santa Ana launching “Countdown to Enroll OC,” her effort to connect Orange County residents with certified, in person bilingual health insurance enrollment services through Covered California.
“Covered California’s enrollment deadline, March 31st, is a big day that’s less than fifty days from now,” said Rep. Sanchez. “That’s why I’m launching the Countdown to Enroll OC. From now until March 31st, I will be doing everything I can to connect Orange County residents with in person, bilingual enrollment support. We are putting the emphasis on signing up in person, right here, right now.”
Rep. Sanchez has been getting the word out about the implementation of the Affordable Care Act since its passage in 2010. She has held in person and telephone town halls and workshops in English, Spanish and Vietnamese. When Covered California’s bilingual services were clearly underperforming, she led a congressional letter to its Executive Director Peter Lee asking for more and better assistance for Spanish speakers. In a display of support, Lee attended today’s rally and spoke about the marketplace’s technical improvements and expanded resources for communities like Orange County.
Rep. Sanchez’s enrollment efforts will revolve around in person enrollment events as well as promoting Covered California’s online and phone services. She has been working with community groups across her congressional district and has nine events, including today’s rally, on the calendar between now and March 31st. She and her staff will also be on the ground encouraging residents to sign up and directing them to where they can do it.
Below are confirmed enrollment events and Rep. Sanchez’s website, www.lorettasanchez.house.gov, will be updated as new events are added.
AltaMed Health Insurance Resource Center
2720 S. Bristol St
Santa Ana, CA 92704
- Saturday, February 15th – 9:00am – 3:00pm
- Saturday, March 22nd – 9:00am – 3:00pm
- Saturday, March 29th – 9:00am – 3:00pm
- Monday, March 31st – 9:00am – 3:00pm
Santa Ana Public Library
26 Civic Center Plaza
Santa Ana, CA 92701
- Saturday, February 15th – 10:00am – 3:00pm
- Tuesday, February 18th – 3:00pm – 7:00pm
- Saturday, February 22nd – 10:00am – 3:00pm
- Tuesday, February 25th – 3:00pm to 7:00pm
WeConnect Community Resource Fair
Santa Ana High School
520 W. Walnut St
Santa Ana, CA 92701
- Saturday, March 15th – 9:00am – 2:00pm
Congresswoman Loretta Sanchez is proud to represent California’s 46th Congressional District, which includes the cities of Anaheim, Santa Ana, and parts of the cities of Garden Grove and Orange in Orange County. She serves as Ranking Member of the House Armed Services Subcommittee on Tactical Air and Land Forces and the second ranked Democrat on the Committee on Homeland Security. Rep. Sanchez is also a member of the fiscally conservative Blue Dog Coalition and sits on the bipartisan, bicameral Joint Economic Committee.