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Health Care Reform

What is Health Care Reform?

In 2010, the federal government enacted the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (ACA), also know as Health Care Reform or ObamaCare, aiming to increase the number of Americans with insurance and cut the overall costs of healthcare.  The new law expands the Medi-Cal program and provides financial assistance to help individuals, families, and small businesses pay for health insurance.  To assist those without insurance to get covered, ACA required California to set up an insurance exchange focused on providing an accessible place to compare and buy health insurance.  This exchange is known as Covered California and is designed to work alongside counties to assess a person's eligibility to Medi-Cal/subsidies and/or assist him/her in comparing and choosing a quality health insurance plan.

I don't currently have Health Coverage, what should I do? 

You can apply for Medi-Cal at any time by completing an online C4Yourself® application or visiting any TAD district office.

What Health Plans are available to choose from?
You can download the Health Plan Summary Booklet by visiting the Covered California website and clicking the 'Newsroom' link.

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