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We are funded by generous grants from the California Wellness Foundation, the California Endowment, Blue Shield of California Foundation, California Community.

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1 We are funded by generous grants from the California Wellness Foundation, the California Endowment, Blue Shield of California Foundation, California Community Foundation, Kaiser Foundation Hospitals and L.A. Care Health Plan. About ITUP

2 Federal Health Reform The Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (ACA) was signed into law on March 23, Major goals of the law include: Expand health insurance coverage to many millions of uninsured Americans (6 million of the 7.2 million uninsured Californians could qualify) Make healthcare more affordable Improve healthcare quality Create consumer protections in private health insurance

3 Coverage Expansions The ACA expands healthcare coverage through two major systems: MEDICAID (MEDI-CAL): public coverage program for low- income Californians COVERED CALIFORNIA: Virtual “shopping mall” where individuals, families, and small employers can purchase affordable health insurance with price discounts

4 Enrollment Systems The ACA requires a unified application and online portal for Medi-Cal and Covered California options New California Healthcare Enrollment, Eligibility and Retention System (CalHEERS) is the new electronic application and enrollment system in California for both Medi-Cal and Covered California applications. Applications can be filed online, via mail, via telephone, or in-person in county offices and through assisters at community organizations Enrollment begins October 1, 2013; coverage begins January 1, 2014

5 Insurance Coverage in LA County

6 The Uninsured in LA County by Income 1.8 million uninsured in LA County

7 Eligibility in Los Angeles, 2014

8 Goals of Today’s Training Short Video Covered California Expanded Medi-Cal County response Hold your questions until end Stay tuned for future trainings


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