Helping Californians get the health care they need

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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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NEWS

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 CoveredCA.com.

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

This process is so confusing. I don’t know what people do who don’t have you to help them.

Consumer who did not know how to enroll in Medicare after losing employer coverage

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