pdf Continuing California's Commitment to the Remaining Uninsured

With the historic expansion of new coverage, the Affordable Care Act will reduce the number of uninsured by half to two‐thirds—but as many as 3 to 4 million Californians will be left uninsured. The majority of the remaining uninsured will be citizens or legal residents, who will be disproportionately Latino, African American, and Asian‐Pacific Islander. Some will not be eligible due to income or immigration status, for missing open enrollment periods, or due to other gaps in the law. This concept paper provides a framework on how to continue California’s commitment to the remaining uninsured as the ACA is implemented, preserving our state’s safety net of public hospitals, community clinics, and other key health providers, in a transparent, accountable,and fiscally responsible way.

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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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