Health Access is the leading voice for health care consumers in California.
Founded in 1987, Health Access is the statewide health care consumer advocacy coalition advocating for quality, affordable health care for all Californians. Our Agenda in 2012 and beyond includes:
- Expanding Coverage: Implementing and improving upon health reform.
- Fighting for a Fair Budget for the Future: Protecting public investments to preserve access to care.
- Protecting Consumers: Ensuring consumer representation and protection.
- Encouraging Prevention: Promoting a healthier California.
Fulfilling the Promise - Videos from the Health Access 25th Anniversary Symposium - Sacramento; Tuesday December 4, 2012
Continuing California's Commitment to the Remaining Uninsured - A Concept Paper on Extending County Low-Income Health Programs (LIHPs) to Provide Safety-Net Coverage for the Remaining Uninsured in California. (May 8, 2013)
Health Access 2013 Bill List - Health Consumer Bills in the 2013 Legislative Session. (April 2013)
THREE YEARS OF THE AFFORDABLE CARE ACT: Counting the Benefits, Countdown to Coverage - This 2013 report marks the third anniversary of the federal health reform law, and highlights the work that has been done in California, the benefits that Californians are already enjoying, and the outstanding issues that need to be addressed. (March 21, 2013)
YEAR IN REVIEW FOR CALIFORNIA HEALTH CARE: Looking Back & Ahead to 2013 - Highligths from 2012, and a look ahead at the work to come in 2013. (December 31, 2012)
The Federal Health Law and California: What's New, What's Next, and What Do We Need To Do? - A PowerPoint presentation that explains the content of federal health care reform, how it affects California, and next steps in the implementation process. (Updated - October 2012)
What Governor Brown's 2013-14 Proposed Budget Means for Health Care in California - A fact sheet highlighting health care issues in the Governor's proposed budget. (Janaury 2013)