Vallejo health coverage event enrolls, provides information
|By Irma Widjojo, Times-Herald, Vallejo, Calif.|
|McClatchy-Tribune Information Services|
More than 60 people signed in to the three-hour session, which began at
"A lot of people don't have insurance," said volunteer
Morris has first-hand experience with uninsured patients as an employee at
The aim is to get uninsured Californians enrolled in either Covered California or
The process at the session was expected to take from 30 minutes to two hours, depending on the situation of each individual or family, organizers said. Each person would sign in, get pre-screened for either
Many, like the Hinojoza family, enrolled in a plan Saturday.
"It was easy,"
Hinojoza had signed up for a plan before Saturday but had questions about his situation, and brought his wife and brother to enroll in a plan themselves.
The three are temporary union workers who don't get health coverage between jobs.
However, some were at the session to get more information and weigh their options.
Husband and wife,
However, they weren't very happy about with the information they received at Saturday's session.
The family would have to pay about
"We can't afford that right now,"
Although the Rosaleses left without health insurance for Karina, the couple said they were satisfied with the service given Saturday.
"They did a very good job,"
For anyone who missed Saturday's section, the group will hold another enrollment session in the area. From
Everyone is required to bring proof of:
--Identity: ID, driver's license or passport.
--CA address: Postmarked mail addressed to applicant.
--Income: 2012 Income tax filling.
--Citizenship or immigration status: Birth certificate, permanent resident car, or passport.
The enrollers also will need to know birth dates,
For more information, call 707-227-0830.
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