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Translated fact sheets and other resources about the Affordable Care Act.

How Health Care Reform Benefits You

On March 23, 2010, President Obama signed sweeping health care reform legislation that provides access to quality, affordable health coverage for a majority of the 8 million uninsured in California, including 81 percent of African Americans and 60 percent of Latinos and Asians and Pacific Islanders who are currently uninsured.

The benefits of health care reform for California's communities of color are outlined in CPEHN's factsheets:

How Health Care Reform Benefits You - African American (English)
How Health Care Reform Benefits You - Latino (EnglishSpanish)
How Health Care Reform Benefits You - Native American (English)
How Health Care Reform Benefits You - API (EnglishChinese, HmongKhmerKorean, LaoTagalogThaiVietnamese)

Covered California and Medi-Cal Expansion

Achieving Equity by Building a Bridge from Eligible to Enrolled
CPEHN, UCLA Center for Health Policy Research, and the UC Berkeley Center for Labor Research and Education (January 2013)
This fact sheet, developed in partnership with UCLA Center for Health Policy Research and the UC Berkeley Center for Labor Research and Education, provides an update to the 2012 report and examines how language barriers might impact enrollment in Covered California (the Health Benefit Exchange).

Medi-Cal Expansion: What's at Stake for Communities of Color
CPEHN (January 2013)
This fact sheet includes data to illustrate the need to fully expand Medi-Cal with culturally and linguistically appropriate outreach efforts to enroll the newly eligible, two-thirds (67%) of whom are from communities of color and more than one-third (35%) of whom speak English less than very well.

Electronic Health Information Under the ACA

The Consumer and Patient Principles for Electronic Health Information Exchange in California
Various Consumer Advocates (June 2010)
Also available in Spanish, includes the core expectations and minimum criteria that patients and consumers can use to evaluate the design and implementation of health information exchange, a key provision of the ACA. These principles will help ensure that HIE improves health outcomes, reduces costs, allows patients to participate in their care, and leads to a more efficient and effective health care system.

CPEHN’s Bulletins on Health Reform Implementation

Expanding Access to Mental Health Services through the Affordable Care Act (September 2012)

Opportunities to Advance Diversity in Our Workforce through the New Health Law (Feb 2011)

Health Care Reform Invests in Prevention (Nov 2010)

How Health Information Technology Can Advance Health Equity (Sept 2010).

Advancing Patient-Centeredness and Equity in Health Reform (July 2010).

Additional Resources

Affordable Care Act Consumer Resources
The Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation
This resource offers a number of tools to help consumers understand the benefits of the ACA.

The Affordable Care Act Resource Center
Asian & Pacific Islander American Health Forum
This resource provides important facts, timely up-dates, and specific data to help you navigate health care reform and make informed decisions.

Affordable Care Act Resources
California HealthCare Foundation
This resource features fact sheets and reports on how the ACA impacts California.

California Simulation of Insurance Markets (CalSIM)
UC Berkeley Center for Labor Research and Education, UCLA Center for Health Policy Research
This resource uses a variety of data sets to construct a micro-simulation model that can be used estimate the impact of various elements of the ACA.

Get Covered America
Get Covered America
This online resource offers tools for raising public awareness and engaging consumers about new, affordable health insurance options.

Health Law Helper
Consumer Reports
An interactive website to help you discover what the new law means for you and your family.

The New Health Law Helps You!
The Health Consumer Alliance (2011)
A series of county-specific fact sheets that explains the basic provisions of the ACA in plain language for Californians. Available in multiple languages.

Prevention and the ACA Fact Sheets
U.S. Department of Health and Human Services
Fact sheets on how new regulations requiring health insurers to pay the cost of preventive services and screening will benefit African AmericansLatinos, and Asian and Pacific Islanders, as well as seniors, and women and families.