September 29, 2023

Covered California Mourns the Passing of U.S. Senator Dianne Feinstein


SACRAMENTO, Calif. — Covered California Executive Director Jessica Altman issued the following statement on the passing of U.S. Senator Dianne Feinstein:

“California has lost one of its icons. For decades, Sen. Dianne Feinstein embodied leadership, courage, and an unwavering commitment to public service.  A true trailblazer, she was a role model for millions across the nation – as the longest-serving woman senator and as a leader never afraid to take on tough issues in the interest of Californians and the American people. 

Sen. Feinstein leaves behind a strong legacy in health care. Her leadership helped make the landmark Affordable Care Act a reality. She was a stalwart champion of the law, and because of her work, the doors to affordable, accessible health care were opened to millions of Americans across the country. 

Covered California sends condolences to Sen. Feinstein’s family and joins California and the nation in remembering her remarkable legacy in public service.”

About Covered California

Covered California is the state’s health insurance marketplace, where Californians can find affordable, high-quality coverage from private, brand-name insurance carriers. It is the only place where individuals who qualify can get financial help to reduce their monthly premiums. Depending on their income, some people may qualify for California’s low-cost or no-cost Medi-Cal program.

Covered California’s mission is to increase the number of insured Californians, improve health care quality, lower costs, and reduce health care disparities through an innovative, competitive marketplace that empowers consumers to choose the health plan and providers that give them the best value. The organization is an independent part of the state government and is overseen by a five-member board appointed by the governor and the Legislature. For more information about Covered California, please visit

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