Advocacy Issues

Health Care Reform

Building on California’s Successful Expansion of Meaningful Health Coverage and Access to Care

PEACH strongly advocated for the passage of the Affordable Care Act (ACA) in 2010 as essential for millions of uninsured Americans to get the health insurance they need and deserve. Under the ACA, California has reduced the state’s uninsured by more than half — with 93% of Californians now having comprehensive health insurance and access to care.

Since the ACA’s implementation, community safety net hospitals have provided comprehensive care to 1.2 million newly enrolled Medi-Cal patients annually.  Community safety net hospitals also serve as essential community providers in Covered California’s health exchange networks.

PEACH is committed to working collaboratively at the local, state and federal levels to expand coverage to the 3 million remaining uninsured Californians, increase affordability, and improve access to integrated physical and mental health services.