Health Access is the leading voice for health care consumers in California.
Founded in 1987, Health Access is the statewide health care consumer advocacy coalition advocating for quality, affordable health care for all Californians. Our Agenda in 2012 and beyond includes:
- Expanding Coverage: Implementing and improving upon health reform.
- Fighting for a Fair Budget for the Future: Protecting public investments to preserve access to care.
- Protecting Consumers: Ensuring consumer representation and protection.
- Encouraging Prevention: Promoting a healthier California.
Mission Advanced But Not Accomplished: Four Years of Health Reform in California- This 2014 updated report marks the fouth anniversary of the federal health reform law. It highlights work that has been accomplished, and work left to do. (May 31, 2014)
2014 HAC Bill List - Oct 2014 Update A final update of Health Consumer bills signed and vetoed by Governor Brown in the 2014 legislative session. (October 9, 2014)
2014 Budget Update- An update on the governor's budget and proposed health cuts. (July 2014)
California's Uneven Safety Net: A Survey Of County Health Care - Health Access and community partners surveyed California counties to better understand how they plan to respond to changes in financing and coverage under the ACA to provide health care to the medically indigent in their communities. (November 7, 2013)
OPEN ENROLLMENT STARTS November 15 AND ENDS February 15, 2015.
Whether you work with people who are uninsured or are uninsured or unhappily insured yourself, here are tools to make the most of Covered California’s open enrollment period
1. Covered California is the one-stop shop for enrollment, renewal, and more.
2. Coverage is only the first step: Connecting Enrollment to Ongoing Advocacy
If you or your organization is helping enroll people, you may hear about issues that would benefit from specific policy solutions; Health Access is collecting stories addressing the need to implement and improve the Affordable Care Act. Tell us your story here: www.health-access.org/shareyourstory.aspx