Warriors' Steph Curry Encouraging Healthy Lifestyle in Richmond

By Bay City News
|  Wednesday, Dec 18, 2013  |  Updated 12:00 PM PDT
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With the first deadline looming to enroll in a health care plan under the federal Affordable Care Act, Kaiser Permanente has enlisted Golden State Warriors star Stephen Curry to visit Richmond to remind people to get covered.

Curry was scheduled to speak at Richmond’s Hilltop Mall Wednesday evening about the importance of health insurance and a healthy lifestyle as part of a Kaiser campaign to get young adults to purchase health coverage.

Curry will also sign autographs, take photos and meet with attendees who bring a canned food donation for the Food Bank of Contra Costa and Solano.

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The event is scheduled from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. on the lower level of the mall at 2200 Hilltop Mall Road.

Curry's appearance comes with little time to spare before the Monday deadline to enroll to receive coverage by Jan. 1.

In preparation for the deadline, Covered California call centers in Concord, Fresno and Rancho Cordova are expanding their hours on Sunday to run between 8 a.m. and 8 p.m.

Open enrollment in a health care plan ends on March 31, which is the deadline for most uninsured people to enroll in a plan without facing a tax penalty.

Californians interested in enrolling or learning more about the plans they qualify for under the Affordable Care Act may call (800) 300-1506.

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