Labor Center Affordable Care Act Resources
Affordable Care Act
Statewide and Regional Data Books, California Simulation of Insurance Markets (CalSIM) version 1.8
These data books provide detailed tables of results from the California Simulation of Insurance Markets (CalSIM) model, both statewide and for seven California regions and selected counties.
Methodology & Assumptions, California Simulation of Insurance Markets (CalSIM) Version 1.8
This document outlines the data, methods, and assumptions used in version 1.8 of the California Simulation of Insurance Markets (CalSIM) model.
» Kaiser Family Foundation Health Insurance Marketplace Calculator
View estimated premiums and subsidies based on your household size, household income, zip code, and the number of household members who need health insurance.
» Covered California’s Plan Preview Tool
View health plan options, premiums, and subsidies based on your household size, household income, zip code, and the ages of household members who need health insurance.
Access CalSIM eligibility data for every region and for 6 large counties. Click on any county to see how many Californians are predicted to be newly eligible for Medi-Cal and Covered California subsidies. The map includes links to the CalSIM 1.8 Regional Databook for more information about the newly eligible such as income level, current insurance status, age, gender and race.
July 2014; updated April 2020
This fact sheet summarizes the components of Modified Adjusted Gross Income, which is the basis for calculating eligibility for Medicaid and subsidized health insurance through the Exchanges under the Affordable Care Act.
This tool provides suggestions to unions about information collection and member surveys in preparation for making informed decisions in negotiations with employers over health benefits as the Affordable Care Act is implemented.
UC Berkeley Center for Labor Research and Education, “Guide for Union Negotiators”
Updated June 2012
This guide describes some of the key Affordable Care Act provisions as they apply to union plans, outlines the implementation timeline, and discusses considerations for union negotiators.
Federal law summaries
UC Berkeley Center for Labor Research and Education, “Affordable Care Act: Summary of Provisions Affecting Employer-Sponsored Insurance”
Updated July 2014
This summary addresses common questions from unions and employers about the impact that the federal health reform law has on employer-sponsored insurance.
UC Berkeley Center for Labor Research and Education, “Health Care Summary of Health Care Reform Legislation Provisions Affecting Children, Non-Elderly Adults and Employers”
Updated June 2012
A detailed summary of key provisions of the new health care reform law that affect individuals and employers, including Medicaid expansion and Children’s Health Insurance Program changes, eligibility for the new health insurance exchange, premium and cost sharing subsidies, reform of health plan standards, employer and individual responsibility requirements, small business tax credits, funding for retiree coverage and tax changes.
National Immigration Law Center, “Immigrants and the Affordable Care Act”
The California Endowment, Health Coverage Eligibility Worksheet”