Affordable Care Act


November 15, 2014
Open Enrollment Begins
January 1, 2015
Coverage Begins
February 15, 2015
Open Enrollment Ends


What is the purpose of ACA?

  • To help uninsured legal residents in California gain access to quality, affordable healthcare.

Who offers the insurance?

  • A group of private insurance companies, identified as the marketplace, will compete for your health care dollars. In California, the insurance marketplace is operated by Covered California. Covered California will offer private health plans at good values that cannot be canceled or denied for a pre-existing condition or illness.

How do patrons access Covered California?

How much will it cost to purchase health insurance through Covered California?

  • The cost of health insurance depends on how much coverage patrons choose to purchase and whether they qualify for financial assistance like tax credits. Tax credits will also be available to small businesses with nomore than 25 full-time equivalent employees to help offset the cost of providing coverage. Covered California is the only place where patrons can use tax credits to make insurance more affordable. Many Californians who have lower incomes will also benefit from lower costs in whatever plan they choose.

Resources for the Affordable Health Care for America Act

On March 23, 2010, President Obama signed comprehensive health reform, the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act, into law. Learn about the Affordable Health Care Act and navigate through the new Health Care Law with these resources.

Health Insurance Changes Coming Your Way Under the Affordable Care Act

La Reforma Del Cuidado De La Salud Llega al Publico

Consumer Health Toolkit - For Library Staff

Consumer Health Toolkit (PDF)
The guide contains web resources for reliable health and wellness information including links to:

    Health Resources
    (Santa Ana History Room)
  • Affordable Care Act
  • Children, men, women, and senior health
  • Chronic conditions
  • Treatment and Care
    Consumer Health Information Services
  • Recommended reference materials
  • Understanding Health Literacy
  • Programming ideas and health outreach
    Technology and Health 2.0
  • Online support groups
  • Audio and video pod-casts
    Workplace Wellness
  • Planning and implementing wellness programs
    Resources for Serving Health Care Professionals
  • Assessments and Training materials
  • Creating Consumer/Patient Handouts

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( Last updated: 1/26/2016 )