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Health Care Reform – The Affordable Care Act

The Affordable Care Act puts consumers back in charge of their health care. Under the law, a new “Patient’s Bill of Rights” gives the American people the stability and flexibility they need to make informed choices about their health.

Learn More:
U.S. Department of Health & Human Services
http://www.hhs.gov/healthcare/rights/

The California Health Benefit Exchange, Covered California, was created under health care reform and helps the uninsured and people with low to moderate incomes get health insurance.

If you do not have health insurance, Covered California can help you determine if you qualify for Medi-Cal or federal subsidies, and can provide you with coverage options and plan costs. You can contact Covered California by phone at (800) 300-1506, TTY: (888) 889-4500 or by visiting their website at www.coveredca.com

Resources

HealthCare.gov
The national website on health care reform
https://finder.healthcare.gov/

California Health Benefit Exchange
Beginning in 2014, the Exchange will help Californians and California small businesses shop for and purchase health coverage
www.HealthExchange.ca.gov

The Center for Consumer Information & Insurance Oversight / Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services
Overview of new federal programs and regulations under health care reform
http://www.cms.gov/cciio/index.html

Kaiser Family Foundation
Information on health care reform, nationally and in California
http://www.kff.org/health-reform/

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