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Since passage of the Affordable Care Act (ACA), over 5 million newly eligible Californians have gained access to health coverage, a majority communities of color through Medi-Cal and Covered California. 

But all of these gains are now at risk. Please share your story about how the ACA has helped your community member. Your voice matters, and it will be what helps preserve this progress.

State Budget

On Tuesday, January 10th, Governor Jerry Brown released his proposed $177.7 billion dollar state budget for fiscal year 2017-2018. The budget maintains the state’s commitment to the Medi-Cal program which is expected to cover 14.3 million Californians, over one-third of the state’s population, and continues funding for all children regardless of immigration status.

New ACA Fact Sheet

Communities of color, the majority of the newly insured under Affordable Care Act (ACA), will be most negatively impacted from national efforts to repeal the law. Prior to the ACA communities of color, who made up just over half of all residents, were three-quarters (74%) of California’s uninsured. The ACA significantly helped to close the coverage gap, cutting uninsurance rates by more than half for Asian Americans and African Americans between 2013 and 2015 and reducing rates for Latinos at slightly lower rates.

New Report

CPEHN's latest report uses current data and research to examine health disparities across a broad spectrum of factors and social conditions. Throughout the report, the complex relationship between structural factors and health outcomes is discussed. The report also includes case studies, policy wins and policy recommendations.