Free Irvine Community Forum on “Understanding the Affordable Care Act”

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It often seems that the political talk about the Affordable Care Act (ACA) – or “Obamacare” as it has become popularly known – has generated more heat than light.

That’s why it’s good news that the City of Irvine, in partnership with Catholic Charities of Orange County and the Children’s Health Initiative of Orange County, will host a free community forum this Wednesday, January 29th, from 6:00 to 7:15 p.m. at the Irvine Civic Center, called “Understanding the Affordable Care Act” on the practical nuts and bolts of getting health insurance coverage under the ACA.

This free community forum is designed to educate individuals and families about the Affordable Care Act and to provide an overview of how to find and enroll in health insurance through the state’s Covered California program.

Under the new health law, most Californians will be required to have health coverage starting in January 2014 or pay a fee. Open enrollment through the state’s health insurance marketplace is ongoing through March 31, 2014.

People applying for health insurance through Covered California will find out if they qualify for financial help with premium payments or if they are eligible for low-cost or no-cost insurance through Medi-Cal.

At the community forum, Certified Enrollment Counselors will be available to explain about how the new law applies to you and your family, how to get the best insurance coverage, and to answer any other questions you may have about the practical side of the new health insurance legislation.

You can register online (class # 138909) at or call 949-724-6610.

Here again are the details:

What: Irvine Community Forum on “Understanding the Affordable Care Act”
When: Wednesday, January 29 from 6:00 to 7:15 PM
Where: Irvine Civic Center, 1 Civic Center Plaza, Irvine CA 92606 (corner of Harvard and Alton)
Cost: Free!

For more information:  Call 949-724-6680 or visit