Get Covered, San Rafael

On March 23, 2010, President Obama signed the Affordable Healthcare Act into law. Two years ago, Dawn Margolis Denberg checked in on the progress of the groundbreaking legislature –– this, of course, was during the dark times of embarrassingly unreliable website and plenty of questions about coverage. Today, while not perfect, Obamacare has worked through a number of its growing pains, and people are more educated about the scope of the act. However, with impending penalties for lack of coverage at the end of January, one community in Marin has the unfortunate designation for having the highest percentage of uninsured among those eligible for Covered California in the Bay Area. 7.4% of residents in San Rafael‘s Canal District who are eligible for Covered California are without insurance. Are you among the insured? To avoid charges next month, here are a few resources.


Marin HHS

Marin Community Clinic

Covered California


Kasia Pawlowska

Kasia Pawlowska loves words. A native of Poland, Kasia moved to the States when she was seven. The San Francisco State University creative writing graduate went on to write for publications like the San Francisco Bay Guardian and KQED Arts among others prior to joining the Marin Magazine staff. Topics Kasia has covered include travel, trends, mushroom hunting, an award-winning series on social media addiction and loads of other random things. When she’s not busy blogging or researching and writing articles, she’s either at home writing postcards and reading or going to shows. Recently, Kasia has been trying to branch out and diversify, ie: use different emojis. Her quest for the perfect chip is never-ending.