Getting health insurance through the Affordable Care Act will be the focus of a community event on the Central Coast this coming weekend.
Santa Barbara County Public Health, and Social Services officials, along with Democratic Congresswoman Lois Capps of Santa Barbara will be taking part in Saturday’s event in Santa Maria.
There will be free flu shots, and blood pressure checks, as well as on-site Medi-Cal and Covered California information available.
The event will tale place from 11 a.m., to 2 p.m. Saturday, at the Santa Maria Health Care Center.
An estimated 40,000 Santa Barbara County residents are eligible for expanded Medi-Cal or coverage through Covered California as of January 1st.