Enrollment in Obamacare

Today millions of Californians have an opportunity to take the first step to obtain health care coverage that until now had been beyond their reach.

The new insurance plans offer many benefits that did not exist before, like free preventive care, among others. At the same time, consumers will have several options for coverage—with a common base of 10 essential benefits—and they will be described in a clear way that makes it easy to compare them.

Everyone must carefully choose the plan that best fits both their budget and the family’s needs.

The enrollment of beneficiaries in the insurance marketplace—known as Covered California—begins today, so that people can have health insurance starting next year.

Obamacare may be the subject of political debate in Washington. But it is a reality with existing tangible benefits, like greater protections for patients’ rights.

If you are undocumented, the way to obtain health care is through the community clinic network. If you are a legal resident, you must begin enrolling so that you can have insurance coverage starting next year. Age does not matter and neither does the condition of your health. In addition, it is very important for the youngest adults to participate in this system.

The Latino community is one of the worst affected by the lack of health insurance. A historic law aimed at changing that situation begins today.