In Contra Costa County, many people need health insurance but can not afford it. The Affordable Care Act ensures that health care coverage is affordable for everyone, regardless of age or any pre-existing conditions. The Contra Costa County Employment and Human Services and Covered California, the state’s insurance marketplace, will help people find out if they qualify for free federal financial assistance that will lower their costs.
There are three financial assistance programs to help ensure everyone can afford health care. These programs are available to legal residents of California, including individuals age 19-64, who meet certain income requirements and do not have access to affordable health insurance with minimum coverage standards from an employer or another government program.
The chart below can help you determine what type of health coverage you may qualify for: