Congressman Xavier Becerra Meets Newly Insured Angelenos, Alerts All to Approaching March 31 Enrollment Deadline

February 19, 2014

LOS ANGELES – Today, Congressman Xavier Becerra (D-34, Los Angeles), Chairman of the House Democratic Caucus, released the following statement after visiting the Eisner Pediatric & Family Medical Center and meeting with newly insured Angeleno families who gained affordable health coverage through the Affordable Care Act:

“There’s nothing like having health security and the peace of mind that comes with it. Thanks to the Affordable Care Act, the newly insured families I met with today no longer have to go without quality health coverage. For them, personal bankruptcy because of an expensive medical bill is now a thing of the past!

"The health security law also means real savings for people like William from my district, who is now paying $640 less per month on his insurance premium. Let’s make sure that as many Angelenos as possible gain the security and reap the savings from getting covered through the Affordable Care Act. Community health centers throughout the city are on the front lines helping consumers secure a quality health insurance plan.

"But Angelenos should take note: the deadline for enrolling in an affordable health insurance plan this year is March 31st. I strongly encourage uninsured Angelenos to visit or call (800) 300-1506 to find out their coverage options or get in-person assistance to enroll in a plan.”