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Health Care Reform and You

Santa Clara County, Santa Clara Valley Health & Hospital System is committed to making sure residents understand what health care options are available, including what the Affordable Care Act (ACA) offers. The ACA, also known as Health Care Reform or Obamacare, means more people will have access to affordable health insurance. It started January 1, 2014 and if you have any questions, our Patient Access Department can help. They can also help you apply for a program.

Patient Access Department
770 South Bascom Avenue, San Jose, CA 95128
A number of health care events are being held in our community. At  you can find events that provide information and/or assistance with any of the health coverage programs available in Santa Clara County, including Covered CA, Healthy Kids, and Medi-Cal.
If you are in the Medi-Cal Program:
Your coverage is the same, you just need to renew every year like you do now. It is important to know this program is expanding and more people will be eligible for Medi-Cal, which is free.
If you are a citizen/legal resident and uninsured:
You need to get insurance through Medi-Cal or Covered California.  Financial assistance may be available and our Patient Access Department can help you enroll. Because of the Affordable Care Act, many more people are able to get Medi-Cal. Even if you did not qualify before, you may be able to qualify now. Our Patient Access Department can help.
If you are in our Ability to Pay “APD” Program:
APD will continue for some people like those who are undocumented persons or are not eligible for Medi-Cal.
If you do not qualify for health coverage:
People who cannot be on a program because of citizenship, residency or other reasons can still get care in our system.
If you already have health insurance:
Your benefits may be changing and you should check with your health plan to find out.

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