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Affordable Care Act

The Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (PPACA) commonly called the Affordable Care Act (ACA) or "Obamacare," is a United States federal statute signed into law by President Barack Obama on March 23, 2010. Together with the Health Care and Education Reconciliation Act, it represents the most significant regulatory overhaul of the country's healthcare system since the passage of Medicare and Medicaid in 1965.

The Act establishes state-based health insurance exchanges. The exchanges are regulated, online marketplaces, administered by either federal or state government, where individuals and small business can purchase private insurance plans starting October 1, 2013, with coverage beginning January 1, 2014. The first open enrollment period will last from October 1, 2013 to March 31, 2014, after which time uninsured individuals generally may not purchase insurance through an exchange until the following open enrollment period.

– excerpt from Wikipedia, click here to learn more.

 

PHONE NUMBERS FOR QUESTIONS AND TO SIGN-UP

Local
Covered Pasadena
= 626.744.6068 or 626.795.5166
For more information and to enroll, call today! Para mas informacion y matricularse, llame hoy!
See their flyer here.

State
Covered California
= 800.300.1506 or 888.975.1442

National
HealthCare.gov
= 800.318.2596

PASADENA LOCATIONS FOR SIGN-UP

Bill Moore Community Health Clinic
1460 N Lake Ave Suite 107
Pasadena, CA 91104
626.398.3796

Pasadena Public Health Department
1845 N Fair Oaks Ave
Pasadena, CA 91103
626.744.6068

Young & Healthy
1905 Lincoln Ave, Bldg D Room 416
Pasadena, CA 91103
626.795.5166

CHAP Care
1855 N Fair Oaks Ave
Pasadena, CA 91103
626.398.6300
or
1800 Lake Ave
Pasadena, CA 91104
or
3160 Del Mar Blvd
Pasadena, CA 91107

RESOURCE LINKS WITH MORE INFORMATION AND TOOLS

Covered California
Covered California is a part of the state of California and was created to help you and your family get health coverage to protect yourself and your loved ones. Having insurance is an important way to stay healthy and to pay for health care if you get sick or injured. Health insurance can not only assure your access to care to keep your body healthy, it also protects your peace of mind—you can rest assured that you will have help when you need it most.

HealthCare.gov

The White House—Healthcare Overview

Young and Healthy—Pasadena

CHAP CARE—Pasadena

DOCUMENTS FOR DOWNLOAD

Checklist to Choose a Health Plan

Impact of the New Health Reform Law on You

EDUCATIONAL ACA VIDEOS/PRESENTATIONS

The Affordable Care Act: Triumphs, Challenges and the Local Response (Presented 9/19/13 at the Pasadena Public Library)
Dr. Eric Walsh, Director of the Pasadena Public Health Department and the City’s Health Officer, provided important background information about health care reform, challenges that the law creates, and what is happening in Pasadena to help the law work best for residents. He was joined by Steven Abramson, Marketing Manager of CHAPCare, who will discuss Medi-Cal Expansion and the State Marketplace Exchange (Covered California); and Mary Donnelly-Crocker, Executive Director of Young & Healthy, who reviewed available community resources and assistance to implement health reform in Pasadena, and identified options for those who will not qualify for insurance. Watch the video here.

The Affordable Care Act: Implementation, Issues, and Implications (Presented 10/3/13 to the League of Women Voters Pasadena)
Professor Gerald Kominski, UCLA Fielding School of Public Health and Director of the Center for Health Policy Research, explains how uninsured and underinsured Californians can sign up for health care, how much it will cost and what coverage options are available. The roles of the new regulated market-place or exchange, Covered California, and the Expanded Medicaid (MediCal) program were also discussed. Read more here.

Overview of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (ACA) (Presented 10/3/13 to the League of Women Voters Pasadena)
Healthcare providers in the Pasadena Area are gearing up to provide an enhanced program of education and outreach, which targets the uninsured and underinsured in the community. The campaign is called Covered Pasadena, with a yellow umbrella as its logo, and five local outpatient clinics participating. CHAPCare, a program of the Pasadena Health Department, is leading this effort to enroll the uninsured in MediCal and Covered California plans. Steven Abramson, Marketing Manager for CHAPCare, presented an overview of the Pasadena effort, assisted by Mary Donnelly Crocker, Executive Director of the local partner agency, Young & Healthy. Read more here.

TO SCHEDULE AN INFORMATION WORKSHOP FOR YOUR BUSINESS/CHURCH/SCHOOL, ETC.

Planned Parenthood Pasadena and San Gabriel Valley
Have questions about the Affordable Care Act, also known as Obamacare? Our ACA 101 workshop will help answer questions about the law, how to enroll and where to go for additional help. Whether it is a group of 5 or 50, we will tailor the workshop to best fit the needs of your group and time constraints. Contact = Sandra Abarca, 626.794.5737 ext. 144 or sabarca@pppsgv.org.

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