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VIDEO: Covered CA Forum in Watts-Willowbrook

On November 20, 2013 the Watts-Willowbrook Best Start Community Partnership held a meeting on the Affordable Care Act and Covered California. Local experts and organizations came together to  provide concrete support to the community by linking them to information, vital resources and health services. The purpose of the meeting was to address concerns about the [...]

A Humble Honor

It couldn’t have happened to a nicer guy. Best Start Communities Program Officer Luis Rivera was among more than a dozen distinguished individuals and organizations recently honored by People for Community Improvement, or P.C.I., for their outstanding community service. Rivera, who works with the Best Start Community of Watts-Willowbrook, facilitated a number of community partnership [...]

Open Enrollment Continues For Covered California Through March 31

On Oct. 1, 2013, Covered California began enrolling eligible Californians for health insurance coverage that will take effect on January 1, 2014. Families who do not have health insurance from their employer or another government program (such as Medi-Cal), or for whom that form of insurance is not affordable, may qualify for help with premiums. [...]

A Real Page-Turner

Working as a nanny in Malibu, Alma Rodriguez marveled that the wealthy children she cared for received anything they needed or wanted for their educational development, including special classes and tutoring. She knew, however, that she could never afford the same for her own children. But rather than become filled with resentment, Alma was filled [...]