Saturday , April 1 2023

Covered California Health Mixer: Health Plans Cheaper Than Ever, Easier to Enroll

To enroll in health plans, visit or call (800) 830-1706.

About 3 million Californians can now find big saving due to new health care provisions in President Joe Biden’s landmark American Rescue Plan, expanding on the federal Affordable Care Act – also known as Obamacare – especially critical during this age of COVID-19. Join our Covered California panel of experts who provide details on how this new round of financial help can dramatically reduce your monthly health care costs, and how easy it is to enroll into brand-name health plans right now.

Meet the Panelists

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Claudie Kiti Bustamante, Covered California Field Manager
Claudie Kiti Bustamante is Covered California’s Southern California Field Manager overseeing field operations in six counties. She has worked at Covered California since 2013 and has been responsible for: raising awareness of Covered California, implementing public education and outreach strategies to effectively reach underserved communities, and provide support to health underwriters and community partners in their efforts to enroll Californians into healthcare.

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Margo L. Thomas, CEO, Crenshaw Health Partners Inc.
As the Chief Executive Officer of Crenshaw Health Partners Inc. (CHPI), Margo L. Thomas is committed to guiding its efforts to serve as a community-based health informational resource as well as a Certified Enrollment Entity and Navigator for Covered California through collaborations with community and faith-based organizations, outreach, education and enrollment activities in Southern California. In her role, Ms. Thomas oversees operations of Crenshaw Health Partners’ Enrollment Center at the Baldwin Hills Crenshaw Plaza in the Baldwin Hills neighborhood of Los Angeles. The storefront is open with reduced hours due to the COVID19 pandemic mall restrictions, but Crenshaw Health Partners’ expert Certified Enrollment Counselors are still actively enrolling consumers into health plans over the phone or virtually and are also working on the ground to provide information at community events.

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Sherry Davis Johnson, Certified Insurance Agent for Covered California
Sherry Davis Johnson has diverse experience in the insurance industry. Her career began as a nurse in 1983. She worked in hospitals, clinics, doctors’ offices and as a travel nurse until she found her niche at a Modern Home Health, a home IV infusion company. Sherry held nearly every clinical position for the company that innovated standards of infusion care. From visit nurse, intake and staffing coordinator, insurance case manager and assistant director of nurses. It was insurance case management that exposed Sherry to the world of insurance. It was her responsibility to assure that her company was paid for the nurse and therapist visits. In 2003, Sherry began her career as an insurance broker providing exceptionally orchestrated benefits for employees. The companies she represents range in size from 2 to 1,700 employees. The vast number of people that were turned away from the individual market because of pre-existing conditions and prohibitive pricing left her undaunted. Sherry referred from a list of caring providers that she had collected over the years who would see anyone with or without insurance. Sherry’s employer benefit business is growing by leaps and bounds but her personal mission since 2013 is individual enrollment and insurance education. These experiences on her journey have culminated in her ability to give expert advice from the provider, patient and insurance broker’s perspectives to anyone in need and for absolutely free.