Help is available to certain low-income residents of California who cannot afford to buy health insurance. Medi-Cal, Healthy Families, Access for Infants and Mothers (AIM) and other programs offer free or subsidized health insurance coverage, direct medical services or other help. In addition, the federal government, under the Trade Adjustment Assistance (TAA) Program, provides tax credits to some workers who lose their jobs or whose work hours and wages are reduced as a result of increased imports. This chapter provides summary information about these programs and contact information for further assistance.
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- Healthy Families Program
- Access for Infants and Mothers (AIM)
- Every Woman Counts
- Breast and Cervical Cancer Treatment Program (BCCTP)
- Other State Programs
- The Federal Health Coverage Tax Credit (HCTC)