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
California's Uneven Safety Net: A Survey Of County Health Care - Health Access and community partners surveyed California counties to better understand how they plan to respond to changes in financing and coverage under the ACA to provide health care to the medically indigent in their communities. (November 7, 2013)
Health Access 2013 Bill List- Health Consumer Bills in the 2013 Legislative Session. (October 14, 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. (Updated - September 2013)
California Implementing & Improving the ACA: EXPANDING MEDICAID (MEDI-CAL) - The Affordable Care Act promises to offer new health care options to millions of Californians, including over 1 million low-income Californians through the expansion of the state's Medicaid program, also called Medi-Cal. (September 9, 2013)
California Implementing & Improving the ACA: INDIVIDUAL INSURANCE REFORM - In 2010-13, California Governors signed key bills to put in place key consumer protections in the private insurance market to help facilitate the smooth implementation of the Affordable Care Act in California. (September 9, 2013)
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 - September 2013)