6 Short Videos Discuss Affordable Care Act Changes Coming in 2014

6 Short Videos Discuss Affordable Care Act Changes Coming in 2014

The California HealthCare Foundation (CHCF) has put together a series of 6 short, under 5-minute videos on what changes to expect from the Affordable Care Act in the next 2 years.

Some highlights of the changes happening by 2014 include:

  • Government-funded health insurance (Medi-Cal) will expand to cover 2 to 3 million more Californians who can’t afford their own insurance today.
  • No one will be able to be denied coverage by an insurance company for having preexisting conditions, or for any other reason.
  • All Americans will be required to have health coverage, either through their work, through a public program, or by buying it on their own.
  • Businesses will have to offer adequate coverage to their employees or pay a penalty if those workers end up using government-supported coverage. Small employers with mostly low-wage workers will be eligible for subsidies.
  • State health insurance exchanges will help consumers shop for policies. Exchanges will help people learn if they are eligible for government-supported health care (like Medi-Cal) or subsidies to help pay for private coverage.

Watch the 6 short videos on the CHCFwebsite. The videos include:

  1. An Overview
  2. Insurance Market Reforms
  3. Medicaid Expansion
  4. New Employer Responsibilities
  5. New Individual Responsibilities
  6. Health Insurance Exchange

See our Health Care Reform section for information on how health reform affects Medicare.

Our blogger Karen J. Fletcher is CHA's publications consultant. She provides technical expertise, writing and research on Medicare, health disparities and other health care issues. With a Masters in Public Health from UC Berkeley, she serves in health advocacy as a trainer and consultant. See her current articles.

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