Covered California, the agency implementing the Affordable Care Act in California, will visit San Luis Obispo and 20 other cities to promote open enrollment for health insurance.
The nine-day bus tour, which starts in Sacramento on Monday, marks the first time that Covered California Executive Director Peter Lee or agency officials have made public appearances in San Luis Obispo County since signups were first launched a year ago.
The open enrollment period runs from Nov. 15 to Feb. 15.
Lee and other Covered California officials, as well as community partners and elected officials, will make appearances to encourage uninsured Californians to obtain health coverage during the open-enrollment period, according to a news release.
The bus tour is one element of a $95 million community outreach campaign supported by federal grant funding provided for the implementation of the Affordable Care Act in the second year.
Covered California anticipates a total of 1.7 million Californians will enroll by the end of the period – 1.5 million in subsidized coverage and 230,000 in unsubsidized coverage. This forecast represents an increase of about 500,000 in total enrollment, or 43 percent.
UPDATE: This story has been corrected to say that the visit will be a first for SLO County.