What is Covered California? What is “Obamacare”? Are they the same?
Covered California is a new, easy-to-use marketplace established for California under the federal Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act where you and your family will be able to compare health coverage options and choose the one that best fits your needs and budget. Through Covered California, you may be eligible to receive financial assistance to make health care more affordable. This marketplace will allow Californians to shop online, over the phone and in person to find the right health insurance option for them. Through Covered California, individuals and small businesses can compare different health insurance companies and learn whether they qualify for federal subsidies and tax credits. Californians will be able to find out if they are eligible for low-cost or no-cost health coverage through Medi-Cal. Covered California is a part of the state of California and is overseen by an independent board appointed by the governor and the Legislature. For more information about available health care options, you can call us at 818.246.7222 or email: firstname.lastname@example.org. The word “Obamacare” generally is used to refer to aspects of the federal Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act. One aspect of that act is the implementation of new health care marketplaces, such as Covered California.