Helping Californians get the health care they need


The Health Consumer Alliance (HCA) offers free assistance online, over-the-phone or in-person to help people who are struggling to get or maintain health coverage and resolve problems with their health plans.
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OPA releases health care quality report card

Get informed to make the best decisions in selecting a health plan and medical group during open enrollment period and beyond.

Tips for picking a marketplace health plan

For a young person, buying health insurance for the first time can be daunting. The answers to these questions can help.

Breast Cancer Awareness Month: free mammograms in Orange County

Need help with breast cancer screenings and program eligibility? Call the HCA.

Everything You Wanted To Know About Your Health Plan (But Were Afraid To Ask)

The first step to understanding your health plan is checking out the HCA resources on managed care.

Law to expand mental health access in Medi-Cal

More mental health providers at federally-run and rural health clinics can see Medi-Cal patients.

CA #winning at ACA

California is an “Obamacare” success story

More Californians could take advantage of Covered CA subsidies

Some Californians are not taking advantage of the healthcare subsidies they qualify for to buy health insurance through

State implements fix to help pregnant women on Covered CA

Women enrolled in Covered California health plans that report their pregnancies online will be able to choose between staying in their current plans and moving into Medi-Cal.

Governor Brown signs new health laws

After a busy legislative season, Governor Jerry Brown signed several new health laws designed to protect consumers.

Young Adults Can Face Challenges To Health Enrollment

Young adults are still more likely than other adults to be uninsured.

Covered California’s Health Plan Rates To Jump Sharply In 2017

Premiums will jump 13.2 percent on average next year

We were faced with a seemingly intractable issue that neither Covered California nor our insurer could resolve…. It took a legal hearing to resolve the problem. Without your help, I am sure that I could not have achieved the fair outcome that we deserved. Thanks so much for all of your kind assistance and advice.

Consumer who was assisted in obtaining coverage with Covered California

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