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SACRAMENTO BEE'S CAPITOL ALERT: Health care
March 21, 2012
HEALTH CARE: Democrats this week are celebrating the second anniversary of the passage of the federal Affordable Care Act.
Touting the measure's provisions before the U.S. Supreme Court holds a hearing on its constitutionality next week, the Obama campaign will hold a 1 p.m. press conference in which young people praise the president's efforts to give them access to health care coverage.
Among Democrats scheduled to attend are Insurance Commissioner Dave Jones, Sen. Alex Padilla, Assemblywoman Fiona Ma and Assemblyman Isadore Hall.
That event will be held at Obama's Sacramento office, 6760 Folsom Blvd.
Sen. Ted Lieu is celebrating in Los Angeles, where he'll warn newcomers to the health insurance market about the possibility they'll be preyed upon by unscrupulous sellers. He's carrying legislation aimed at tightening consumer protections.
Representatives of the California Pan-Ethnic Health Network, California Immigrant Policy Center and Consumers Union will join him at 10:30 a.m. at the Asian Pacific American Legal Center on Wilshire Boulevard.