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.
Fulfilling the Promise - Videos from the Health Access 25th Anniversary Symposium - Sacramento; Tuesday December 4, 2012
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)
The Federal Health Law and California: What's New, What's Next, and What Do We Need to Do? - A PowerPoint presentation that explains the content of federal health care reform, how it affects California, and next steps in the implementation process. (Updated - September 2013)