Back to School + ACA Open Enrollment = Affordable Health Insurance for California Families This Fall

With the back-to-school season just around the corner, few children and families are thinking about health insurance. Yet millions of them remain uninsured. Fortunately, California’s top educators have already recognized how the two add up in 2013.

Beginning Oct. 1, 2013, California’s uninsured parents and children will have a historic opportunity to enroll in new, affordable health coverage under the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (ACA). As the ACA takes effect, 5 million Californians will be able to get health insurance through Covered California, the state’s new health insurance exchange.

As other states struggle to navigate these transitions, California’s State Superintendent of Public Instruction, Tom Torlakson, and many of California’s leading education groups have recognized this important opportunity and have joined with The Children’s Partnership to reach out through schools and child care settings with a set of new tools to connect families to health coverage.

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