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Posted by on Jan 2, 2014 in Education, Healthcare Reform, Individual

Healthy San Francisco and Health Care Reform

Healthy San Francisco and Health Care Reform

Healthy San Francisco is a program designed to make health care services available and affordable to uninsured San Francisco residents. It is operated by the San Francisco Department of Public Health (DPH).

For many Healthy San Francisco Participants, health care reform will bring important benefits. Healthy San Francisco is not health insurance. Health insurance brings more health care benefits, expanded access to doctors, hospitals, and pharmacies, and rights to timely access to services.

Beginning January 1, 2014, many Healthy San Francisco participants will be eligible for free health insurance through the Medi-Cal program or eligible for financial help in purchasing private health insurance through Covered California. Your income and immigration status will determine which program you qualify for in 2014.

The Healthy San Francisco program will continue to operate for those San Francisco residents ages 18 – 64 with incomes up to 500% of the federal poverty level that are uninsured and ineligible for Medi-Cal or Covered California.