Assemblymember Garcia Invites Public to Learn about the Small Business Health Options Program (SHOP)

For immediate release:

(Artesia) – Assemblymember Cristina Garcia (D-Bell Gardens) will be convening a Healthcare Town Hall Meeting, with Congresswoman Linda Sánchez, the Pico Rivera Chamber of Commerce and the Montebello Chamber of Commerce in Pico Rivera, to discuss the Small Business Health Options Program (SHOP) under the state’s new healthcare exchange, Covered California.

Californians no longer have to wait to enroll in Covered California. Health insurance coverage will be offered to everyone -- even if they have a pre-existing condition or can't afford coverage. Many low-income and middle class families will qualify for discounted premiums with federal subsidies to help pay for the insurance. The program will provide 10 essential healthcare benefits, including emergency care, hospitalization, prescription drugs, mental health, maternity and newborn care.

Assemblymember Garcia will be hosting the following event to provide details on how Covered California works for small businesses, what it means to Californians and their families and how to enroll in the program:

A Community Series: How Obamacare will Impact Your Business
Tuesday, December 10, 2013
9:00am to 10:30am
Doors open at 8:30am
Pico Park
9528 Beverly Blvd.
Pico Rivera, CA 90660

For more information or to RSVP, please contact Dennise Silva at or call (562) 402-4893

If you are unable attend these meetings, valuable health care information is available at or call their toll-free number, 1-800-300-1506.

The 58th Assembly District includes the cities of Montebello, Pico Rivera, Commerce, Bell Gardens, Downey, Norwalk, Bellflower, Cerritos and Artesia.