Use this guide to find any information about physical and mental health, to learn about your doctor, find health statistics, or find a local provider.
Last Updated: Oct 1, 2013
Contra Costa County Libraries are hosting events where you can learn about the Affordable Care Act and what healthcare reform means for you.
- Covered California - Health Insurance for California
Covered California is the state's new health insurance exchange, where individuals, families and small businesses without coverage can find affordable health insurance.
- Enrollment Assistance
Get help in-person from certified enrollment counselors, certified agents and county service agencies.
- Covered California Shop and Compare Tool
Find out what health insurance plans you can buy, and if you qualify for monthly premium assistance or Medi-Cal.
Use an internet browser such as Firefox or Google Chrome when viewing the website for better results.
- Small Business Health Options Program (SHOP)
Covered California’s™ SHOP is a new, online health insurance marketplace developed for small businesses with one to 50 eligible* employees.
- Obamacare Explained: a Guide for Californians
Produced by KQED News and The California Report.
- California Health Benefit Exchange - Enrollment Assistance Program
Information for organizations and individuals interested in participating in the Enrollment Assistance Program, intended to provide one-on-one consumer assistance.
U.S. Dept. of Health & Human Services' guide to the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act.
- HealthCare.gov - Federal Guide to the Health Insurance Marketplace
HealthCare.gov is mandated by the new federal health care reform legislation. Find out which private insurance plans, public programs and community services are available to you.
- Health Reform Implementation Timeline
The implementation timeline is an interactive tool designed to explain how and when the provisions of the Affordable Care Act will be implemented over the next several years.
- Kaiser Family Foundation - Health Reform
The non-profit Kaiser Family Foundation provides in-depth information on key health policy issues including Medicaid, Medicare, health reform and the ACA.
- FactCheck.org - Affordable Care Act
Examination and analysis of media reports, debates, speeches, TV ads, interviews and news releases on the Affordable Care Act.
eBooks from the U.S. Government
Click on the link above for reports on the Patient Protection & Affordable Care Act by Congressional committees, the Government Accountability Office, and the Government Printing Office.