WE Connect Brings Health Resources To Hundreds of ECV Families

Nov. 29, 2013 / By

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Adilene Gomez and her daughter were among the 1,200 Eastern Coachella Valley residents who attended WE Connect. Photo: AURORA SALDIVAR/Coachella Uninc

MARIA GARCIA, AURORA SALDIVAR & BRENDA R. RINCON/Coachella Uninc

THERMAL – Hundreds of Eastern Coachella Valley families may have something to be thankful for very soon: health insurance.

The WE Connect Health Care Enrollment and Resource Fair, held last Saturday at Coachella Valley High School, brought dozens of resources together to inform approximately 1,200 attendees about their health care options under the Affordable Care Act (ACA).

Among them was Francisca Rubalcava, 57, who has never had health insurance. She has seen a doctor three times — once when each of her two daughters was born and once in Mexico.

“I want to find out if it’s true that one can get insurance, based on the money you have,” Rubalcava said in Spanish. Her only source of income is her husband’s Social Security checks.

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Coachella Unincorporated is a Youth Media Startup in the East Coachella Valley, funded by the Building Healthy Communities Initiative of The California Endowment and operated by New America Media in San Francisco. The purpose of the project is to report on issues in the community that can bring about change. Coachella Unincorporated refers to the region youth journalists cover but also to the unincorporated communities of the Eastern Valley with the idea to “incorporate” the East Valley into the mainstream Coachella Valley mindset.