Federal Health Care Reform: The Affordable Care Act of 2010
The Affordable Care Act is a comprehensive set of new health care laws that will expand health coverage to more than 32 million Americans who are currently without it. Locally, 65,000 uninsured residents of San Mateo County can expect to receive coverage under the Act by the time it is fully implemented in 2014. This coverage expansion will be accomplished through a series of insurance industry reforms, tax credits, and improvements to the health care system to enhance care quality and efficiency.
The following sections contain more information about specific provisions of the new law and health care resources available to San Mateo County residents:
These sections' contents will be updated as new information becomes available. For comprehensive information on the Affordable Care Act, visit www.HealthCare.gov
The Community Health Reform Advocacy Committee
The Community Health Reform Advocacy Committee (CHRAC) was created by the Board of Supervisors in April 2010 to guide the County's implementation of the Affordable Care Act. CHRAC is made up of a diverse group of stakeholders representing employers, health care providers, government, non-profit social service providers, community advocates, faith-based organizations, and organized labor.
If you do not have insurance, contact a Community Health Advocate to find the best health coverage program for you at (650) 616-2002 or visit http://www.sanmateomedicalcenter.org
Support and Funding for Integrated Outreach and Enrollment Systems: A white paper on the Exchange's Marketing, Enrollment, Eligibility and Retention and Assisters Programs
For comprehensive information about health care reform, including a central database of health coverage options, visit http://www.healthcare.gov.
What does health reform mean for San Mateo County?
View Health System Chief Jean Fraser's Powerpoint presentation and video of her reporting to the Board of Supervisors on April 27, 2010.
Federal Health Care Reform
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Detailed information on the provisions included in the law can be found at: