California Healthline: $9 Million Grant for Consumer Outreach

by David GornMonday
The California Endowment last week awarded a $9.2 million, three-year grant to a group of legal aid organizations to help expand the effort to educate lower-income Californians about choices under the Affordable Care Act, including coverage in the state’s new health benefit exchange and the expanded version of Medi-Cal, both due to start in January.

Health Consumer Alliance will receive the grant announced Thursday. It’s a consortium of 11 legal aid organizations, including the Western Center on Law and Poverty, the Legal Aid Society of San Diego, Bay Area Legal Aid and the Fresno-based Central California Legal Services. 

The $9.2 million grant follows an additional $3.4 million awarded to HCA by Covered California, the state’s new exchange, in June.

Robert Ross, president and CEO of The California Endowment and a board member of Covered California, said the grant was an important step in helping a hard-to-reach population, generally one with lower incomes and speaking different languages.

“Successful implementation of Obamacare will depend on getting Californians enrolled,” Ross said in a written statement. “Our commitment, along with Covered California’s, will help them access and understand their options through community-based assistance.”


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