Healthcare Reform

What Healthcare Reform means for you

In the Inland Empire, healthcare reform will expand coverage to more than 550,000 low-income residents, including adults with or without children.

In January 2014, eligible residents can get coverage through either the Medi-Cal Expansion or the Health Exchange, called Covered California. Most who do not have health insurance will pay a penalty.  For specific penalty amounts see the FAQ.

Healthcare reform will ensure people with a pre-existing condition are not denied for coverage. Since September 23, 2010, children under the age of 19 with pre-existing conditions can no longer be denied for coverage.  In 2014, this part of the law will be extended to adults.

While healthcare reform will greatly expand coverage, it will not cover undocumented immigrants.

To see what healthcare reform means to you, check out our Frequently Asked Questions.