A COMMUNITY HEALTH ADVOCATE
Local Health Line is a community healthcare advocate, helping to connect individuals with appropriate healthcare resources and programs. The mission of LHL is to provide reliable health information to the diverse populations of communities in Sacramento, San Joaquin, Placer, and Yolo counties
LHL does community outreach and education to build awareness of the healthcare programs and services available locally, regionally and statewide. Those programs include the Affordable Care Act that requires nearly all Americans to have healthcare insurance. In 2013 and 2014 Local Health Line supported enrollment of nearly 1,000 individuals in health care coverage. However, LHL no longer enrolls individuals or families in one of the healthcare plans. Instead, when LHL identifies an individual, family or small business that would benefit from the ACA, those people will be referred to another entity, Sacramento Covered, to complete the application process.
Local Health Line serves Sacramento, Placer and Yolo counties, including the City of Sacramento, North and South Natomas, Rancho Cordova, Elk Grove, Folsom, Citrus Heights, North Highlands, Oak Park, Del Paso Heights, Placerville, Roseville, Rocklin, Loomis, Lincoln, Auburn, Davis, Sacramento, West Sacramento, Woodland and Winters. LHL also serves Stockton, Galt and Lodi.
Representatives of LHL are available to help individuals, families and small businesses sort through the maze of healthcare options that are available. Learn more…
WHAT IS THE AFFORDABLE CARE ACT?
The Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act, signed into law in March, 2010, represents a significant overhaul of the country’s healthcare system. Its goals are to increase the quality and affordability of health insurance, lower the uninsured rate by expanding public and private insurance coverage, and reduce the costs of health care for individuals and the government.
The law mandates that most Americans have health insurance or face a fine. The law also requires all insurance plans to provide “essential health benefits” including preventative and wellness services, hospitalization, emergency care, maternity services, pediatric care and prescriptions.
In this state, Covered California has been established as the health insurance marketplace where consumers can shop for the insurance option that best fits their health needs and budget.
More details about Affordable Care Act are available here.