Affordable Care Act

Affordable Care Act (ObamaCare)

ObamaCare is the more common name associate with the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act, which was signed into law on March 23, 2010. It is a U.S. law aimed at reforming the Americans with access to affordable health insurance, improving the quality of health care and health insurance, regulating health insurance industry, and reducing health care spending in the U.S. The overall purpose is to ensure everyone has affordable insurance available regarding your health history.

IMPORTANT: It is highly recommended that undocumented students who have received DACA consider registering for Medi-Cal before attending UC Merced in the fall. Students already affiliated with Medi-Cal must contact their case manager to request address change to Merced County. For more information on how to apply to Medi-cal you can go to Medi-cal website.