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CBS – September 4, 2013

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Pasadena Weekly (February 26, 2014) – If you are looking for health insurance plans available under the Affordable Care Act (ACA) — more commonly known as Obamacare — the Cover LA Health Insurance Enrollment Shop at 316 E. Colorado Blvd. can help you select a plan by the March 31 enrollment deadline.

Pasadena Star News (February 25, 2014) – Nestled among clothing and jewelry stores and restaurants is a unique kind of shop on Colorado Boulevard at the Paseo Colorado where you won’t walk out with a shopping bag. Instead, you can walk out with health insurance coverage.

Huffington Post (December 3, 2013) – As Obamacare emerges from the rubble of its first two months, local organizers, state officials and the White House see a clear path forward. With the website now quasi-functional, there are good reasons to believe that the Affordable Care Act will catch on.

Huffington Post (November 14, 2013) – Obamacare’s first month was a mess. After nearly 40 days, HealthCare.gov still doesn’t work right, derailing health insurance sign-ups for those in the more than 30 states using the website. But sign-up efforts in the states that aren’t using Healthcare.gov tell a different story.

Washington Post (October 8, 2013) — Fliers and tablet computers in hand, a small team of outreach workers from a local nonprofit health clinic blanketed a shopping strip east of Los Angeles, spreading the word about the state’s expanding health insurance landscape under Obamacare.

Los Angeles Times (August 7, 2013) – Standing just inside a busy Baldwin Park supermarket that caters to Latinos, Moises Herreros smiles as he flags down shoppers. “Do you have insurance? Do you have any questions about Obamacare?” Many stop to chat in Spanish. They’ve heard of the health law but don’t know how it works.

Community Health Forum (Fall/Winter 2013) – As implementation of the Affordable Care Act (ACA) moves forward, community health centers all over the country are adjusting staff roles and bringing in new support to increase outreach and enrollment assistance activities in their communities.

Los Angeles Times (June 14, 2013) – Tabitha Smith had been sick for about a week last November with what she thought was just a cold. When she didn’t get better, her mom pushed her to see a doctor. “I told her I can’t afford the doctor,” says Smith, a 31-year-old social media manager who has been uninsured for five years. “I’ve gone in the past,” she says, “and it’s just been so expensive without insurance.”

Medical Home News (June 2013) – About 150 years ago, physicians delivered care to their patients on horseback. As time and technology progressed, the traditional medical clinic developed to provide this service more efficiently. Today, in the midst of the Internet era, we seek care in the same manner that our grandparents did … in chronically congested medical offices.

Press Releases

PASADENA, CA. (September 13, 2013) – Kathleen Sebelius, Health & Human Services Secretary, announced $19 million in new funding under the health reform law, the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (ACA), in order to expand access to community health centers. ChapCare is one of only 32 U.S. health centers that will receive funding through these grants.

SAN MATEO, CA. (March 4, 2013) – To further its efforts in getting more members of its community enrolled in public or low-cost health plans, Community Health Alliance of Pasadena (ChapCare) has signed an agreement with PointCare to incorporate the eligibility tool, PointCarePA, into its patient information systems.

PASADENA, CA. (June 21, 2012) – Herb K. Schultz, Director of HHS Region IX, appointed by President Barack Obama, announced new funding under the health reform law, the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act, in order to expand access to community health centers throughout Los Angeles County.