Legislators have been convening in both the regular session and in a special session. Gov. Jerry Brown called the special session to pave the way for enrollment in Covered California, the first-in-the-nation health benefits exchange created to implement the Obama administration’s Affordable Care Act (ACA).
Covered California is authorized to organize the private insurance market so that millions of Californians can secure health care protections within their budget. The plan will provide less expensive costs, more competition among insurers, and more information for consumers about price, quality and service.
Covered California will provide great benefits to those not currently covered, including Student CTA members, laid-off educators, and part-time employees.