In 2010, the federal government enacted the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (ACA), which aims to increase the number of Americans with insurance and cut the overall costs of health care. The new law created a number of changes in how parents can get coverage for themselves and their children and how education employers provide insurance for their employees. Assembly Bill 2706, signed into law in 2014, requires school districts to inform parents about health care coverage options on enrollment.
CSBA has partnered with the ALL IN for Health Campaign, which aims to equip schools and child-care providers with the tools they need to reach out to uninsured children and families with information about new health coverage options and connect them to coverage. The links below can help boards learn more about the ALL IN Campaign and the ACA.
The following resources are intended to provide more information regarding the ACA:
- Health Policy - Implications of Covered California for school boards, districts, and personnel (1/13)
- Covered California - The California private health insurance marketplace
- Covered California Fact Sheets - The site provides materials in English, Arabic, Armenian, Chinese, Farsi, Hmong, Khmer, Korean, Lao, Russian, Spanish, Tagalog & Vietnamese
- Video overview of Affordable Care Act (2 min.)