Consumer Representation and Patients’ Rights

Keeping the Health Industry and Insurers Accountable

Once legislation is passed and signed into law, consumer advocates must work to ensure that the law is properly implemented.

Health Access works with the Department of Managed Health Care and the Department of Insurance to ensure that regulations written to enact the laws follow the intent of legislation and adequately protect consumers.

Given all the recent changes to these rights and regulations since passage of the Affordable Care Act, it is important now more than ever to KNOW YOUR RIGHTS. Health Access sponsored legislation to create the original HMO Bill of Rights and actively worked to upgrade those consumer protections following passage of the Affordable Care Act. But there's more to do...


Health Access Advocacy & Analysis

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Our Mission

Founded in 1987, Health Access is the statewide health care consumer advocacy coalition advocating for quality, affordable health care for all Californians. Our agenda 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.

Contact Us

1127 11th Street, Suite 925   map
Sacramento, CA 95814
Phone: 916-497-0923
Fax: 916-497-0921
Click here for LA and Oakland offices

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