The Affordable Care Act also called Obamacare passed in 2010 with most provisions going into effect in 2014, the Affordable Care Act (ACA) requires insurers to offer coverage to all individuals regardless of their age or health status. Gurvey's Law will explore what this means going forward with insurance broker, Stan Levine and get a Physician's perspective with The law also requires nearly everyone to have comprehensive health insurance or pay a tax penalty.
California has opted to fully implement the law—expanding Medi-Cal (California’s Medicaid program) to low-income single adults without dependent children and creating a state-based insurance marketplace, Covered California. Policymakers expanded Medi-Cal eligibility to adults with incomes below 138% of the federal poverty level (about $16,700 for a single adult) and satisfactory immigration status, with the federal government currently covering 94% of total costs for this group. Gurvey's Law explores what this means to you and how it will impact your income and ability to secure health insurance.