SACRAMENTO – Assembly Republicans today launched a new website to help inform Californians about the new federal health care law called “Covering Health Care California.” The website – which can be viewed at www.CoveringHealthCareCA.com
– will help Californians navigate the massive new law and answer their questions in clear and easy-to-understand terms.
“Hard-working Californians have serious questions about how the new federal health care mandate will affect them and they are looking to lawmakers for answers,” said Assembly Republican Leader Connie Conway, of Tulare. “Our new website will give Californians the answers they are seeking and help them navigate through the confusing bureaucracy of the new federal health care law with ease."
Among the features of the new “Covering Health Care California” website are:
Breakdowns of what the Affordable Care Act means for you based on whether you presently have insurance, do not have insurance or are an employer.
Detailed reports on how the Affordable Care Act will impact seniors and young adults.
An interactive calculator estimating the out-of-pocket penalties Californians would owe to the federal government if they do not obtain insurance.
A chart detailing the new taxes that employers and individuals will pay under the federal Affordable Care Act.
With the enrollment period set to open on October 1, a recent Field Poll commissioned by the California Wellness Foundation
underscored the confusion that many people still have about the Affordable Care Act. According to the poll, 75 percent of voters under the age of 65 had heard little or nothing about Covered California, the new state health exchange.
However, 65 percent of respondents said they were interested in learning more about the options available to them through Covered California, making the new “Covering Health Care California” website an important and timely resource for those looking for more information about the Affordable Care Act.
“Despite our long-held belief that a massive federal government health care mandate is bad for the economy and bad for people’s health care, it is our responsibility as elected officials to help educate Californians about the new federal health care law as we must all comply with it,” said Conway. “With this new website and our other district outreach efforts, Assembly Republicans are focused on helping our constituents make the right health care choices for themselves, their families and their businesses.”