Access information about physical & mental health, local resources, & online databases or books
- Affordable Health Care Act
Links to full text of the law and timeline
- California Department of Managed Health Care Help Center
"The DMHC oversees HMOs and some other health plans in California....they can assist you with a complaint about an HMO... offering an Independent Medical Review if you qualify."
- California Department of Insurance: Consumers: Health Issues
California portal for health insurance information, includes how to file a Health Plan complaint. Also includes a health plan comparison checklist.
- CaliforniaKids Healthcare Foundation
"CaliforniaKids is an independent non-profit organization that provides comprehensive preventive and primary health care services to children ages 2 through 18....Monthly premiums payments are required for participating families and minimal co-payments are required the time services are rendered."
- Health Coverage for All
The Foundation for Health Coverage Education® (FHCE) offers four unique ways to help you find health coverage in your area.
- My Medicare Matters
Helping you learn more about the Medicare Prescription Drug Coverage.
- Pre-existing Condition Insurance Plan (PCIP) for California
As a result of the Federal Health Care Reform Act of 2010, California now offers a federally-funded health coverage program called PCIP, the Pre-Existing Condition Insurance Plan (PCIP). This program offers health coverage to medically-uninsurable individuals who live in California. This program is available for individuals who did not have health coverage in the last 6 months.
- Healthy Families Program
The Healthy Families Program is low cost insurance that provides health, dental and vision coverage to children who do not have insurance today and do not qualify for no-cost Medi-Cal.
- Covered California
Covered California is the new online “marketplace” that will make it simple and affordable to purchase quality health insurance and get financial assistance to help pay for it. If your income is limited, you may be eligible for free coverage through Medi-Cal.
- ObamaCare Explained: a Guide for Californians
A partnership between KQED News and the California Report. "This guide explains how the health law affects you, your family or your small business, here in California. It's for people who already have insurance and people who don't — but want to get it. We outline the new health insurance options offered to you as a Californian and show you how to access them.
- Health Insurance Marketplace
Starting Oct. 1 the federal government opens this health exchange marketplace. "The Marketplace is a new way to find health coverage that fits your budget and meets your needs. With one application, you can see all your options and enroll.
When you use the Health Insurance Marketplace, you'll fill out an application and find out if you can get lower costs on your monthly premiums for private insurance plans. You'll find out if you qualify for lower out-of-pocket costs. The Marketplace will also tell you if you qualify for free or low-cost coverage available through Medicaid or the Children's Health Insurance Program (CHIP).
Open enrollment starts October 1, 2013. Plans and prices will be available then. Coverage starts as soon as January 1, 2014.