Pictured above Top row: Dr. Alice Hm Chen and Dr. Kim Rhoads Bottom row: Dr. Curley Bonds and Dr. Justin Britton Photo credit: Covered California
Health Experts Join Covered California to Urge Blacks to Get COVID Vaccinations and Boosters and Enroll in Health Plans
In response to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic and quickly spreading omicron variant, Covered California is partnering with African American health experts to urge Black Californians to take action during the crises and get COVID-19 vaccinations and boosters and enroll in affordable, comprehensive health coverage to stay healthy. African Americans and other people of color continue to be hard hit by the COVID-19 virus, with infection and death rates that are still disproportionately high and vaccination rates that are still low.
African American doctors joined Covered California at a virtual media event recently to not only stress the urgency of getting COVID-19 vaccinations and boosters, but also shared new data about the increased costs people face if they need emergency room care or are admitted to a hospital without health insurance, and the rising rates of mental health crises among Blacks during the pandemic.
Coverd California emphasized that all its health plans provide preventive health services that target both physical and mental health, and that health coverage is now more affordable than ever before – with most people getting brand-name health plans for less than $10 and even $0. Covered California’s open enrollment period runs through Jan. 31, 2022, but you must enroll by Dec. 31 to have health coverage starting on New Year’s Day Jan. 1, 2022. You can sign up for health plans at CoveredCA.com or call (800)300-1506.