MEDIA ADVISORY: PRESS CALL AT 1PM TODAY Consumer & Patient Advocates to Respond to Covered California Rate Announcement

At 10:00am today, Covered California, which enrolls 1.4 million Californians in health coverage, will unveil it's proposed rates and insurance company participation for the 2019 plan year. Health care consumers, advocates, and experts will hold a press call today at 1:00pm PST to discuss what this announcement means for Californians, provide practical consumer advice to address rate increases, and to discuss the additional policy steps California can take to mitigate federal attempts to sabotage our health care system which drives up rates higher than needed.
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For planning purposes: Thursday July 19, 2018

For more information, contact:
Anthony Wright, executive director, Health Access California, 916-870-4782 (cell)
Rachel Linn Gish, director of communications, Health Access California, 916-532-2128 (cell)

CONSUMER & PATIENT ADVOCATES TO RESPOND TO COVERED CALIFORNIA RATE ANNOUNCEMENT

PRESS CALL TODAY at 1:00 pm to offer advice for action

SACRAMENTO, CA— At 10:00am today, Covered California, which enrolls 1.4 million Californians in health coverage, will unveil it’s proposed rates and insurance company participation for the 2019 plan year. Health care consumers, advocates, and experts will hold a press call today at 1:00pm PST to discuss what this announcement means for Californians, provide practical consumer advice to address rate increases, and to discuss the additional policy steps California can take to mitigate federal attempts to sabotage our health care system which drives up rates higher than needed.

WHO: Anthony Wright, Executive Director, Health Access California

Betsy Imholz, Special Projects Director, Consumers Union

Xiomara Pena, Deputy Director, California, Small Business Majority

Heather Altman, Covered California consumer

WHEN: 1:00 PM PST, Thursday July 19th, 2018

CALL-IN: 1-866-939-3921

Code: 47303944

Call title: Covered California rate announcement response

***For credentialed media only***

About Health Access (www.healthaccess.org)

Health Access works to secure quality, affordable health care for all Californians. Health Access California is the statewide health care consumer advocacy coalition, advocating for the goal of quality, affordable health care for all Californians.

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