Medicare is a federal program covering more than 4 million Californians who are age 65 or older or who are living with disabilities. Even though Medicare is a federal program, Medicare supplemental insurance plans and Part D prescription drugs plans are regulated at the state level. 

Health Access participates in and supports efforts to protect consumers who buy Medicare supplemental health coverage. 

The Affordable Care Act includes several provisions designed to generate billions of dollars in savings for Medicare, with many designed to improve care and safety for Medicare patients. Other provisions are meant to boost health outcomes and prevention. For example Medicare now covers a free annual wellness visit. 


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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.

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1127 11th Street, Suite 925   map
Sacramento, CA 95814
Phone: 916-497-0923
Fax: 916-497-0921
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