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 (English, Spanish)
How Health Care Reform Benefits You – Native American (English)
How Health Care Reform Benefits You – API (English, Chinese, Hmong, Khmer, Korean, Lao, Tagalog, Thai, Vietnamese)
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.
ACA Defense Hub
President Trump and the GOP are using the federal budget process to continue their attacks on health care coverage for low to middle income Californians. Over the next few weeks and months, the House and Senate will debate a tax cut plan that will give the wealthy a trillion dollar tax break paid for by massive cuts to Medi-Cal, Medicare, mental, oral and preventive health care services.
View our ACA Defense Hub here!