Affordable Care Act

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

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

If you are a California resident, you can learn more about your health insurance options through Covered California and by exploring the links below.



1.       College Student Coverage

2.       Minimum Coverage – Catastrophic Plans

3.       Immigration

4.       Medicare

5.       Consumer Protections

6.       Mixed Program Family

7.       Pre-Existing Conditions Insurance Plan (PCIP)

  • “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).

2. Young Adults & Students