Affordable Care Act

In January 2014, the Affordable Care Act expanded health coverage options and now requires most American’s to have health insurance. The Affordable Care Act requires that all health plans must provide essential health benefits. It also:

  • Expanded Medi-Cal programs to include adults.
  • Offers affordable insurance plans for individuals, families and small businesses through the health benefits exchange, Covered California.

Applying for Medi-Cal

You can apply for Medi-Cal coverage year round. For more information on Medi-Cal call 1-888-385-5160 to talk to a Placer County Program Specialist. You can apply for Covered California during open enrollment which is yearly from November through December for coverage beginning January of the following year.Covered California Website

View more information on affordable healthcare and go to Covered CA, California’s healthcare marketplace. You can also call 888-300-1506 to speak to a customer service representative or review some frequently asked questions.

  1. Am I Eligible
  2. Essential Health Benefits
  3. Cost of Services

Covered California will make it simple and more affordable for you and millions of other Californians to get quality health insurance that can't be canceled or denied because of a pre-existing medical condition or if you get sick. If you:

  • Are a citizen or have Legal Permanent Residence status
  • Live in California
  • Are not covered by any other insurance (including MediCare)
  • And are not incarcerated

You could be eligible to insurance benefits through Covered CA.