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Impact of ACA Repeal and Replace on Medi-Cal in Santa Clara County

Member news | Wednesday, March 8, 2017

At Santa Clara Family Health Plan, our mission is to provide high quality, comprehensive health care coverage for those who do not have access to, or are not able to purchase, good health care at an affordable price. The repeal and replacement of the Affordable Care Act (ACA, also called Obamacare) may put health care at risk for tens of thousands of people in Santa Clara County. We have created a flyer to illustrate what a repeal and replacement would mean for residents of our county who gained coverage under the Medi-Cal Expansion—adults earning 100-138% of the Federal Poverty Level. Click here to view the flyer.

Member Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

Q: Will I keep my eligibility?
A: It is too early to know if changes to the Affordable Care Act will affect your eligibility. Eligibility with SCFHP is based on your eligibility for Medi-Cal. If there are any changes to your Medi-Cal eligibility, you will be notified by your County Medi-Cal Office.

Q: Will my benefits change?
A: It is too early to know if changes to the Affordable Care Act will affect your benefits. Your SCFHP benefits are based on the benefits covered by Medi-Cal. If your benefits with Medi-Cal change, we will notify you of the changes within 30 days of the change(s).

Q: Will I still be able to have SCFHP?
A: You will have SCFHP as long as you have Medi-Cal and you reside in a qualifying county. If there are any changes to your Medi-Cal eligibility, you will be notified by your county Medi-Cal office.

Q: Will I have to pay a premium?
A: It is too early to know if changes to the Affordable Care Act will create premiums for Medi-Cal members. If there are any changes to cost-sharing or premiums, you will be notified by your County Medi-Cal office.

Q: Can I keep my SCFHP doctor?
A: You can keep going to your doctor as long as you are an SCFHP member, covered by Medi-Cal and your doctor is still in our network.

Q: Where can I get more information about possible changes to the Affordable Care Act/ Repeal & Replace?
A: Updates and information about changes to the Affordable Care Act/Repeal & Replace will be communicated by your County Medi-Cal office.

Q: Where can I advocate for my health care rights?
A: You can advocate for your rights by contacting your state and/or federal legislators.

Q: How can I find out who my state and/or federal legislators are?
A: You can look up your state and/or federal legislators through the following websites: