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Toni Atkins, Ron Roberts hosting Affordable Care Act resource fair

SAN DIEGO -- With the deadline to enroll in health coverage under the Affordable Care Act just days away, a bipartisan group of elected officials and community leaders will host a resource fair on Saturday, March 29 to help San Diegans get covered.

Assembly Speaker-elect Toni Atkins (D-San Diego) and County Supervisor Ron Roberts (R) will join Steve O’Kane, CEO of the Council of Community Clinics, and Nick Macchione, director of the San Diego County Health and Human Services Agency, to host the resource fair which will provide residents with a forum to ask questions and get enrollment assistance.

Specialists will be available to answer questions, pre-screen and assist individuals with enrolling in Covered California Plans, along with Medi-Cal and CalFresh (formerly known as "food stamps").

The event will take place from 10 am to 1 pm at the Normal Heights Community Center, with Atkins, Roberts, Macchione and O'Kane on site from 10 to 10:30 am.

Enrollment for plans through the Affordable Care Act has been open since October, with Californians using the Covered California exchange to sign-up. More than 6 million Americans have signed up for health insurance through the Affordable Care Act, including 1 million Californians.

Saturday's resource fair is sponsored by the County of San Diego, the California State Assembly, the Council of Community Clinics, the Adams Avenue Business District, Adams Avenue Integrative Health, Dreams for Change and Northgate Gonzalez Market.

The Normal Heights Recreation Center is located at 4649 Hawley Blvd.