Health Care Reform


Health Care Reform

County human service agencies played a critical role in success of health care reform in California and the implementation of the Affordable Care Act in 2013. In collaboration with several community partners and state agencies, county staff oversaw the expansion of the Medi-Cal program to ensure many more people received health care coverage. CWDA continues to provide training and support to counties and work with partners to guide effective policy and program decisions around Medi-Cal health care coverage for more than 12.5 million people.

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New in 2016: 1095B Tax Forms

It’s been two years since implementation of the Affordable Care Act (ACA) and the expansion of Medi-Cal took effect. For millions of Californians, that’s two years of seeing a regular doctor for the first time and having preventive check-ups rather than visiting the ER. Today, nearly one in three Californians receives Medi-Cal health care coverage – a huge success as communities work toward improving well-being.

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A Framework for Advancing a Culture of Customer Service in Health And Human Services

This report presents a framework from which county human services agencies can enhance existing customer service practices and embed those enhancements into the core of the agency’s belief systems, behaviors, and structure.


Implementation Guide for Counties

This Health Care Reform (HCR) Implementation Guide is offered to assist County Human Services Directors to plan for changes in programs and service delivery as a result of the federal Affordable Care Act (ACA), signed into law on March 10, 2010.


Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals Webinar

This webinar held January 13, 2015  is geared toward county eligibility staff to help clarify policies and procedures for how to appropriately determine eligibility for individuals with Deferred Action for Childhood Arrival (DACA) immigration status.


Appeals Process Under Health Care Reform Webinar

This webinar held February 25, 2014 is tailored for county appeals staff who handle Medi-Cal appeals that deal with the Affordable Care Act (ACA) including Modified Adjusted Gross Income (MAGI) Medi-Cal and mixed household cases and applications that contain both Medi-Cal and Covered California applicants and or beneficiaries.


Coverage for Immigrants Under Health Care Reform Webinar

This webinar held October 22, 2013 was developed for county eligibility staff to help explain how the Affordable Care Act (ACA) and Medi-Cal expansion apply to various immigrant populations in California.


Determining Eligibility Under Health Care Reform Webinar

This webinar held August 22, 2013 is the nuts and bolts of Medi-Cal eligibility and changes to the program under the Affordable Care Act (ACA).