Healthcare Insurance Exchange.
SVMHS is here to help.
The new Affordable Care Act can be confusing, but we are here to help! Salinas Valley Memorial Healthcare System has partnered with MedAssist to be your community resource for in-person assistance with the reform. We will help answer your questions and guide you through the enrollment process. Having trouble navigating the CoveredCA website? We can help with that too. Please call 877-423-1537 for more information.
Partnering with MedAssist, allows us to offer you:
- A bi-lingual Certified Enrollment Counselor at SVMH 40 hours per week - someone who speaks your language as well as the confusing language of the new healthcare coverage.
- On-site Medi-Cal enrollment.
- Personal help with Health Insurance Exchange enrollment.
Affordable Care Act
On March 23, 2010, President Obama signed the Affordable Care Act into law, putting into place an extensive reform in order to improve access to affordable healthcare coverage for Americans.
For those who are uninsured, or for those who do not get their healthcare coverage through work, a key component of the new law took effect October 1, 2013, providing consumers a new Health Insurance Marketplace. This Marketplace will allow millions of Americans to comparison shop for a variety of coverage that will best meet their healthcare needs.
For more information on the new healthcare act, visit https://www.healthcare.gov.
By 2014, about 2.6 million Californians will be able to access financial assistance through Covered California to pay for their health insurance, and 1.4 million will be newly eligible for Medi-Cal. The new website for California's Marketplace is https://www.coveredca.com. Here Californian's can shop and compare quality, affordable health insurance that will take effect January, 2014. Through Covered California, you can also find out if you qualify for Medi-Cal, as well as help you determine if you qualify for any type of assistance programs.
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