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Affordable Care Act

With California on track to become the first state in the nation to fully implement the Health Benefit Exchange, CSDA is committed to examining how it will impact local child support operations. Please explore the page below to review the progress of the Exchange and its potential impact to the Child Support Program.

April 8, 2013 – Meeting Materials

Forum Agenda
HMS Presentation
Covered California Presentation
CSAC Presentation

California Health Benefit Exchange

The purpose of the California Health Benefit Exchange is to allow individuals and small businesses to compare plans and buy insurance on the private market. The Exchange will open for enrollment beginning in 2014. Federal healthcare reform will provide tax credits and subsidies to those who fall below the income threshold.
California Health Benefit Exchange
Affordable Healthcare Act – What Californian’s Should Know (July, 2012)
Impact of Supreme Court Decision on CA (June, 2012)
Health Benefit Exchange Overview – David Maxwell-Jolly (Presented to CSDA Membership – March, 2012)

Impact on Child Support – Analysis

What is the Affordable Care Act’s (ACA) impact on child support? As the first state to “go live”, it is important to determine how California’s local child support operations will be affected. Some work has already been done to identify the potential areas where the Child Support Program and the ACA will intersect. See below for documentation:
Child Support and Healthcare Reform Bill Analysis (HMS)
Child Support and Healthcare Reform Webinar Series (HMS – April, 2011)
Webinar Links: Video 1, Video 2, Video 3

Additional Research

Maximizing Benefits for Children Under the ACA and Beyond (June, 2012)
Addressing Coverage Challenges for Children Under the ACA (May, 2011)
Young Adults and the Affordable Healthcare Act

Links and Resources

http://www.healthcare.gov
http://www.healthcareandyou.org
http://www.dol.gov/ebsa/healthreform/ – U.S. Department of Labor
https://www.medicaid.gov/medicaid/benefits/prevention/affordable-care-act-provisions
http://healthreform.kff.org/ – Kaiser Health Reform Gateway