With the Trump administration pursuing new restrictions on immigration and increased immigration enforcement, the political and social climate for immigrant families in the United States has changed substantially over the last year. A new Kaiser Family Foundation report, developed with support from Blue Shield of California Foundation, explores how these shifts are affecting families in California and across the country.

The report, Living in an Immigrant Family in America: How Fear and Toxic Stress Are Affecting Daily Life, Well-Being, & Health—which draws on focus groups with immigrant families and interviews with pediatricians—finds that immigrants from a variety of backgrounds report rising fear and anxiety that is affecting their daily lives and well-being as well as the health of their children, who are predominantly U.S.-born citizens.

A panel of experts discussed the report at a public briefing held by Kaiser Family Foundation at its Washington, D.C. offices. An archived webcast of the briefing, as well as copies of presentation slides and other materials, is available on


Covered CA

The Open Enrollment Period for 2018 coverage begins on November 1, 2017! 

Consumers will be able to enroll in health care coverage through January 31, 2018. In order to have coverage begin January 1, 2018, consumers will need to enroll by December 15, 2017 and also pay their binder payment by December 27, 2017.

The statewide bus tour is scheduled to take place the first week of Open Enrollment, with the first stop in Los Angeles on November 1, 2017.

As a valued partner, we are informing you of the upcoming Bus Tour schedule before our official announcement in a press release. Click here for the full bus tour schedule, which is subject to change, and join us at a location near you.

Open Enrollment  Tool Kit

Open Enrollment Tool Kit to help answer many of your open enrollment-related questions.



Governor Brown signs bills that protect health consumers! (October 2017)

Governor Brown has signed SB 17 to help consumers fight the rising cost of prescription drugs, as well as SB 54, SB 133 & AB 156.

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How Each Senator Voted on Obamacare  Repeal Proposals

The Senate on Wednesday voted against an amendment to partially repeal the Affordable Care Act in two years. Senators will continue to debate and vote on amendments to the health bill.

On Tuesday night, a version of a repeal and replace plan, called the Better Care Reconciliation Act, failed to overcome a parliamentary objection that the bill had not yet been scored by the Congressional Budget Office.

A vote on a final bill is expected later this week. Here’s how different versions of the bill would impact Americans. We are tracking these votes live as they happen.


Our Health Care at Risk



Under the Affordable Care Act (ACA), millions of Americans have new health coverage options and new help to afford coverage that they can rely on. California led the nation in expanding Medicaid, giving working families subsidies in Covered California in order to afford private insurance, preventing people from being denied coverage because of pre-existing conditions, letting young people stay on their parent’s insurance until age 26, and much more. But these options are at risk. President Trump, and the Republican majority in Congress including many Congressional Representatives from California have promised that the ACA should be repealed, without a comprehensive plan to replace it. Without these new options and financial assistance, millions of folks who have benefited from the ACA will face dire health and economic consequences. Visit for more information on upcoming events.



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