Bringing Hope, Healing & Health

Bringing Hope, Healing & Health

To Our Churches & Communities We Serve

by the Episcopal Diocese of Northern California Partners In Health Ministries

For or against, The Affordable Health Care Law is our new reality. Recently a webinar from the U.S. Department of Health & Human Services (HHS)-Faith-based and Community Partnerships division up-dated Parish Nurses, Faith & Community Leaders on the latest developments as this law is being rolled out year by year.

Here are some main points of the Law for your information:

- Pre-existing conditions of children will be covered; Pre-existing conditions for adults in 2014. If uninsured for 6 month at this time one can apply for a special Pre-Existing Condition Insurance Plan (PCIP).
- Eliminate lifetime caps on payments.
- Young Adults covered under parents until 26-years-old.
- Free preventative screenings & annual wellness checks for Medicare recipients & most other plans.
- Medicare drug coverage to close “doughnut hole” progressively until eliminated in 2020.
- Community Health Centers will be expanded.
- Health Insurance Marketplace established in 2014.
- Cannot be dropped from coverage for paperwork errors.
- Increased funding for pregnant and parenting women.

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To register for webinars or more information from the HHS-Faith-based and Community Partnerships go to:

For more information, please contact Diocesan Health Ministries Coordinator: Susan Wahlstrom
email: or phone: 209.296.1139.

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