The Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (ACA) was signed into law by President Obama on March 23, 2010. The legislation aims to increase the quality and affordability of health insurance, and lower the number of those uninsured and underinsured by expanding public and private insurance coverage.
At the Community Food and Justice Coalition, equity and social justice are the basis for how we approach all of our work. We believe that everyone is entitled to basic necessities such as housing, healthy food, education, and healthcare. We believe the Affordable Care Act can be an effective tool to protect the basic human right to affordable healthcare by addressing the lack of access to health insurance by many, and is a step in the direction of universal coverage for all people.
To learn about your health insurance options, and if your state has its own online marketplace, please visit healthcare.gov.
Covered California Resources
CFJC is a member of Covered California’s Community Outreach Network. For information on outreach and educational events and/or materials, please contact Courtney Hendrix at firstname.lastname@example.org.
If you are a California resident, you can learn more about your health insurance options through Covered California and by exploring the links below.
- Frequently Asked Questions: For health insurance plans that do not meet ACA requirements
- Options Unit: Service Center Representatives available to provide assistance to consumers transitioning from current market non-grandfathered health plans to coverage under the Affordable Care Act.
- Outreach & Educational Toolkit
- Exemptions from Tax Penalty
- Covered California’s “Articles” provide information regarding some of the most discussed topics concerning Covered California and ACA:
- “Welcome to Answers” are pamphlets designed by Covered California to help answer your questions about enrollment eligibility:
1. Immigration Status (English) & Estado Migratorio (Spanish)(the California Immigrant Policy Center has also created a Health Program Eligibility Chart for California Immigrants to clearly show who is eligible for what programs).