BARSTOW • Barstow Community Hospital is set to host a free Healthcare Enrollment Fair on Saturday.
The fair, sponsored by SEIU-United Healthcare Workers West, allows the public to sign up for free and low-cost health coverage, according to a news release from SEIU-UHW. The fair is aimed toward families and individuals who wish to enroll in health coverage and learn about the Affordable Care Act.
The deadline to sign up for health coverage to avoid a tax-penalty is March 31, the release states.
The health fair will run from 10 a.m. through 2 p.m. Saturday in the conference room of Barstow Community Hospital at 555 South Seventh Avenue.
According to the release, individuals will have the chance to obtain coverage "for the first time in months or years."
The SEIU-UHW is the largest hospital and health care union, with more than 150,000 members in California and has been holding seminar enrollment fairs throughout the state since October, according to the release.
For more information regarding the event and SEIU-UHW, visit www.seiu-uhw.org.