Yamada Urges People to Sign Up For ACA; Sustainable Water Policy for Yolo

assemblymember-mariko-yamadaYamada Encourages Constituents to Sign Up for Healthcare

The open enrollment deadline to sign up for health coverage through the Affordable Care Act (ACA) is Monday, March 31st.  To assist constituents over the remaining days in the current enrollment period, Assemblymember Mariko Yamada (D-Davis) has compiled a list of organizations and events in the 4th Assembly District where information regarding health coverage is available.

 “Medical bills are the number one cause of bankruptcies in the United States, but now, affordable health coverage is attainable,” Yamada said.  “To be sure you get the right information; I encourage you to contact one of these local organizations to enroll in the healthcare plan that’s best for you and your family. Over one million Californians already have.”

Individuals who qualify for Medi-Cal must also enroll by March 31st to avoid incurring a penalty next year during tax season. Certain exceptions exist. Many organizations have become certified to help individuals and families navigate health plan options. A list of organizations with Certified Enrollment Counselors serving Colusa, Lake, Napa, Solano, Sonoma and Yolo Counties is available on Assemblymember Yamada’s website: www.asm.ca.gov/yamada.  A full list of organizations may be found at Covered California’s website: www.coveredca.com.

A list of organizations and events with Certified Enrollment Counselors serving Yolo County is below:

Northern Valley Indian Health, Inc.

175 W. Court Street
Woodland, CA 95695
Contact: 530-661-4400 or Bwright@nvih.org

Yolo County Children’s Alliance
25 N. Cottonwood
Woodland, CA 95695
Contact: 530-661-2648 or erica.herrera@yolocounty.org

Yolo Family Resource Center
632 W. Gibson Street
Woodland, CA 95695
Contact: 530-669-5561 or nancy@yolofrc.org

Yolo Family Resource Center
828 Court Street
Woodland, CA 95695
Contact: 530-406-7221 or josie@yolofrc.org

The following items are required for appointments and events with Certified Enrollment Counselors:

  • State or federal identification, such as a driver’s license;
  • Proof of residence, such as a utility bill;
  • Proof of citizenship or legal residency, such as a Social Security card number for US citizens and legal permanent residents Documentation of immigration status for non-citizens (e.g., naturalization certificates, and passports);
  • Proof of income, such as a paycheck stub

Please visit Covered California’s website for additional information: https://www.coveredca.com.


Sustainable Water Policy

Enough To Go Around?

Saving California Communities to host water policy public forum on March 31

Is there enough water to address the needs of nature, agriculture and communities in Yolo County and the state as a whole?

Saving California Communities will host a community forum about sustainable water policy on March 31.  State Senator Lois Wolk, Yolo County Supervisor Jim Provenza, Jay Ziegler of the Nature Conservancy, David Guy of the Northern California Water Association, Tim O’Halloran of the Yolo County Flood Control and Water Conservation District, and Jim Mayer of California Forward will lead the discussion.

The forum takes place on 7:00 to 8:30 p.m. in the Blanchard Room at the Mary L. Stephens Branch Library, 315 14th St., Davis. The event is free and open to the public.

Speakers will dialogue about the Yolo water supply and its general condition, the Bay Delta Conservation Plan, current legislative proposals for a state water bond, and sustainable water practices.

The event is co-sponsored by the Yolo County Democratic Party and the Republican Party of Yolo County.

Saving California Communities is a group of Yolo community members who join forces to advocate for effective state and local governance.  This group brings together county, city and school elected representatives, educators, parents, students, health professionals, university and community college representatives, senior citizens and business owners.

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