Affordable Care Act Resources

The Affordable Care Act

The Affordable Care Act (ACA) provides hardworking families in Riverside the security they deserve. It aims to improve access to care and health outcomes through a number of mechanisms.

Affordable Care Act

The Affordable Care Act (ACA) provides hardworking families in Riverside the security they deserve. It aims to improve access to care and health outcomes through a number of mechanisms. The ruling by the Supreme Court allows the state and federal policy makers across the country to move forward in their work implementing the provisions of the law. When fully implemented, the ACA will increase access for many people presently without health coverage.

Expanding access to affordable quality health care services is one of the priority areas for Riverside Community Health Foundation. As a foundation serving the most vulnerable population, we see this law as a way to increase resources that can be used to implement additional prevention and health education programs that will improve health outcomes and make a greater impact.

The Affordable Care Act and the ruling by the Supreme Court allows each of us in partnership to move forward in creating a healthier Riverside. It will allow for the reshaping of our health system and provide insurance and better access for those without insurance. For our country, it means giving 54 million families better access to preventative care services, such as vaccines and screenings for women.

Access and capacity are still major concerns for all of us! To make sure that the public is up-to-date on how the ACA will affect their health coverage, we have compiled a list of some of the most in-depth and extensive sources for information about the ACA here as well.

For Businesses and Consumers

Covered California: The official marketplace for health insurance in California under the ACA.

The California Endowment: A listing of advocacy, business, consumer, young adult, and national resources related to the ACA.

Health Law Guide for Business: A resource for employers to understand the Affordable Care Act in order to take full advantage of its benefits and incentives, including tax credits, milestones, news and information.

California Health Advocates: The latest news on the ACA as it relates to Medicare policy, advocacy and education.

Road to Reform: News updates and opinions on the ACA from the California Healthline.

ACA Timeline: See when and how various aspects of the ACA will be implemented. (In Spanish Here)

HealthCare.gov: Managed by the U.S. Department of Health & Human Services, this site provides information about how the ACA will impact you, your family and your region. (In Spanish Here)

Grantmakers in Health — Health Reform Resource Center: The goal of this Center is to “inform and connect funders sponsoring work related to health reform implementation, and to provide sound, strategic, and actionable information to funders in a timely fashion.”

If you need healthcare coverage now:

Medi-Cal

Who Qualifies: Low-income families with children, low-income seniors and people with disabilities.

How to apply: Call Riverside County Department of Public Social Services at 1-877-410-8827 Monday-Friday, 7 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. or go to www.c4yourself.com.

Riverside County HealthCare

Who Qualifies: Low-income adults without children under age 21 who reside in Riverside County.

How to apply: Call 1-877-501-5085, Monday-Friday, 7 a.m. to 4 p.m. or go to www.c4yourself.com.

Healthy Families

Who Qualifies: Children (ages 0-5) from low-income families, who do not qualify for no-cost Medi-Cal or the Healthy Families Program.

How to apply: Call 1-800-880-5305, Monday-Friday, 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. or Saturday, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Healthy Kids

Who Qualifies: The children of working families who don’t qualify for Medi-Cal.

How to apply: Call the IEHP Enrollment Unit at 1-888-860-1298, Monday-Thursday, 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. TTY users can call 1-800-720-4347.

More Resources

Outreach and Education in Riverside

A listing of the organizations given funding by Covered California to help educate residents and businesses in Riverside County about the ACA.