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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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CA’s improved Medi-Cal estate recovery law now in effect

The new estate recovery law limits how much Medi-Cal can recoup after a beneficiary passes away.

Repeal of the Affordable Care Act will harm CA’s economy

Repeal of Obamacare would mean huge job losses.

Why Obamacare is a success in 7 charts

Contrary to rhetoric that “Obamacare” has been failure, evidence shows it is a proven success.

Working families often rely on Medi-Cal to insure kids

Many working families rely on Medi-Cal to insure their children

How would repeal of the ACA affect Californians?

In almost every county across California, regardless of its political leaning, at least one in ten people has health coverage because of Obamacare.

California has much at stake in the ACA’s future

“California has, by far, the greatest stakes in the forthcoming battle” over the future of Obamacare.

CA Women have trouble getting pharmacy birth control

Although birth control is not over-the-counter, “a pharmacist can provide it to women who don’t have prescriptions. California is one of three states where pharmacists can do so.”

CA Cuts Number of Uninsured Children by More than Half

A new report says 97 percent of California’s nine million children now have health insurance.

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

My wife and I are feeling much better knowing that we have an advocate like you helping us.

Consumer who was assisted in challenging a denial of medical treatment for her son

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