Health Policy and Reform Branch
The Health Policy and Reform Branch reviews, analyzes, and develops policy positions on health insurance issues within the Department. The Branch focuses on the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act, the recent federal health care reform known as the ACA, which was passed by Congress and signed into law by President Obama on March 23, 2010. As the regulator of the health insurance industry, CDI plays a significant role in implementing the ACA in California. The Health Policy and Reform Branch closely collaborates with other branches at CDI as well as with state and federal agencies and other stakeholders.