In Multi-City Bus Tour Covered California Director Hammers Home ‘Life Can Change In An Instant’ Message
"Not one of those people that got a cancer diagnosis, not one of those people that broke a leg thought, 'oh, this is the year that I'm going to break a leg, this is the year I'm going to get cancer,'’ Covered California Director Peter Lee said. Lee is hitting the streets during open enrollment to encourage Californians to sign up for health care coverage.
The San Diego Union-Tribune:
Covered California Hits The Road To Promote Health Plan
Peter Lee, director of Covered California, the state’s health insurance exchange, stopped in San Diego Tuesday midway through a 13-city, 23-stop promotional bus tour. His goal: to fight a big change in federal health policy change that allows people to skip health insurance without paying a penalty next year. With San Diego Bay in the background, Lee took a temporary stage on the mezzanine at the San Diego Convention Center and noted that, though the health insurance exchange currently covers 1.4 million Californians, there are many more who qualify but haven't signed up. That number is estimated to be about 100,000 in San Diego County alone. (Sisson, 11/13)