CHA News Article

CHA Publishes Covered California 101 Fact Sheets

Increasing health coverage for the uninsured is one of the goals of the Affordable Care Act (ACA) — a goal shared by California hospitals and the Covered California marketplace. With an estimated 7.1 million uninsured California residents under age 65, this presents both a challenge and an opportunity.

To support hospitals in this effort, CHA has published informational fact sheets about the Covered California marketplace and relevant provisions of the ACA. These fact sheets can be used individually or as a package to help hospitals educate staff, board members, volunteers and others, and help patients navigate the new and complex system.

The fact sheets include ACA coverage highlights; the Covered California marketplace and the role of hospitals; coverage basics, including Premium Assistance and cost sharing reductions; metal tiers of coverage — Bronze, Silver, Gold and Platinum; premium rates; Medi-Cal expansion; and a glossary of terms. As additional information about Covered California and ACA implementation becomes available, CHA will continue to update and publish additional fact sheets.

The fact sheets are available for members to download at CHA is pleased to offer them as a membership service.