National Foster Care Month

Click here to watch a video from Power 106 as part of National Foster Care Month!

Thanks to the ACA, young adults who were in foster care at age 18 or older can stay covered with Medi-Cal until age 26, regardless of income. While many former foster youth are already covered, some have faced barriers enrolling or staying covered due to programming glitches or other issues.

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Get covered after April 30

April 30 is quickly approaching and with it the deadline for eligible, yet uninsured Californians to enroll in private individual and family health coverage through Covered California if they did not realize there was a tax penalty for not being covered. While this deadline does not affect Medi-Cal enrollment, which is available year round, why not get covered now if you qualify? Here are some steps you should take to make sure you are covered.

 

 

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Health Care Law Changes 2014 Tax Season: Filing is the first step

2015 marks the implementation of penalties for not having health coverage. Get ahead of the curve by doing your homework. Now is the time to find out what programs are available for you and get the help you need to get enrolled. Visit your county social/human services office, a community health center, or find a certified enrollment counselor to help you navigate coverage. Don’t forget to keep tabs on renewing coverage and make sure and complete any forms the county sends you to renew your Medi-Cal coverage.

 

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Give the Gift of Health

With open enrollment for Covered California and enrollment into Medi-Cal ongoing, there is no better gift than to enroll yourself and your loved ones into health coverage to prevent chronic illness and avoid medical debt. The Affordable Care Act opens pathways to a healthy life for many Californians – helping them stay healthy for many holiday seasons to come.

 

 

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For Human Rights Day, Remember #Health4All

Human Rights Day – celebrated on December 10 – commemorates the day the United Nations adopted the Universal Declaration of Human Rights. So when Californians talk to their friends and family on the importance of human rights, they should note that everyone, no matter their immigration status, have a right to access affordable health coverage.

 

 

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Stand Up and Be Counted — Register & Enroll to Make Sure Your Voice Is Heard

The first Tuesday in November should be a day marked on every calendar. Voting is an important part of civic engagement, and it is integral to achieving sustained community health improvements.

Election day in California presents an opportunity for Latinos in California to make a direct impact on the state. Elected officials in the State Capitol and Washington D.C. impact important issues that directly impact Californians – like health and the economy. Each Election Day is a chance to influence the quality of life for all.

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Coverage Helps Latinos Better Understand Health Care

Health care can be complicated – especially for the millions of newly insured consumers in California. Just understanding the terminology for getting covered can be intimidating. Making well-informed decisions about treatment, care, and well-being is essential in living a healthy life.

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Mental Health Access for Youth

Young Latinos, particularly Latinas, suffer from some of the highest rates of suicide in the country. A 2013 Centers for Disease Control report, Youth Risk Behavior Surveillance System (YRBSS), found that 26% of young Latina females seriously considered attempting suicide compared to 21.1% of white females and 11.4% white males. In the same study, 20% of Latina females had made a suicide plan, and 10.7% attempted suicide. With World Suicide Prevention Day on September 10, young Latinos should know that suicide is preventable and may be eligible for free or low-cost mental health services through Medi-Cal and Covered California.

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Univision To Raise Funds for Refugee Children

Univision just launched an unprecedented fundraising effort to raise funds from viewers as part of their “Estamos con los Niños” (“We Are With The Children”) campaign to provide humanitarian relief and assistance to children fleeing life-threatening violence and economic hardship in Central America and seeking refuge in the United States. Donations will go towards non-profit organizations  and charities on the frontlines of this urgent humanitarian situation.

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Protect your family: Get enrolled and stay enrolled

Californians can enroll year-round in Medi-Cal, a state and federally subsidized health care program that offers free or low-cost health coverage for California residents. For those who are still uninsured, it is worthwhile to see if they are eligible for Medi-Cal because the income threshold is now higher than before.

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News & Updates

SchoolKids

National Foster Care Month

Watch this video from Power 106 as part of National Foster Care Month! Thanks to the ACA, young adults who…

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Medi-Cal

Get covered after April 30

April 30 is quickly approaching and with it the deadline for eligible, yet uninsured Californians to enroll in private individual…

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Health Care Law Changes 2014 Tax Season: Filing is the first step

Instead of thinking April 15 is Tax Day, many filers begin preparing their taxes as soon as possible so they…

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Give the Gift of Health

As we approach the holiday season and the start of a new year, Californians from around the state are joining…

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