For those who are inquirers or candidates in the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.), health insurance is available to seminary students through the Board of Pensions. Detailed information is available at pensions.org or call 510-204-9041 or 1-800-773-7752.
OTHER INSURANCE OPTIONS FOR LOW-INCOME FAMILIES
This insurance is available to low- and no-income families in California. Care is provided by private physicians, not usually in a clinic setting. There is no cost for the insurance, and the co-payment is waived or very low. Call 415-473-3400 in San Rafael, or visit medi-cal.ca.gov.
This insurance, also provided by the state of California, covers children under the age of 19 from low-income and working families. Call 1-800- 880-5305 or visit healthyfamilies.ca.gov.
California was the first state in the nation to enact legislation to implement the provisions of the federal Affordable Care Act by creating a health care marketplace— Covered California. You can go to coveredca.com to research health plans, calculate the cost, and enroll for coverage.