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Community Clinics Push Enrollment in Covered California As Deadline Approaches

There are just two weeks left in this year’s open enrollment period to get health insurance through Covered California. San Diego's community clinics are pulling out all the stops.

Community clinics have taken a major role in signing people up for Covered California.

Over the next two weeks, San Diego clinics will be increasing the hours of their enrollment counselors. They’ll also hold enrollment events in Carlsbad, Encinitas and Normal Heights.

Gary Rotto, director of health policy for the Council of Community Clinics, said he’s glad the open enrollment period started back in October.

“Because we really think that from Jan. 1 through now, we’ve really gotten a lot of the kinks ironed out. And (we are) feeling very, very confident, about the ability to not only get people covered, but also get them the care that they need," Rotto said.

People who sign up in the next two weeks will see their health insurance kick in on May 1.

Those who are eligible for Medi-Cal can enroll anytime.

The latest figures show 923,832 people have signed up for a health plan through Covered California. Nearly 1.5 million people have enrolled or have been declared eligible for Medi-Cal.

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