Expanding Healthcare Coverage for the “Missing Middle”

After expanding health care to lower-income residents through the Affordable Care Act and other programs, Supervisor Simitian grew increasingly concerned about the “missing middle”, residents who did not benefit from government programs or could not afford the premiums and co-pays for their employer-provided insurance. With this in mind, Supervisor Simitian worked closely with County administration to create a program that subsidizes healthcare costs for residents seeking medically necessary care at the County’s VMC hospitals and clinics. The program began in July 2020 and benefits families making up to $170,000 on a sliding scale, with those making below $105,000 receiving a full subsidy.​

Read our press release:
County to Expand Healthcare Coverage for Middle and Low-income Families​

Read the Milpitas Beat story:
Santa Clara County Supervisors approve subsidization of healthcare costs​​

Read the Cupertino Today story: 
County expands middle-income healthcare subsidies​​

Read the Mountain View Voice story:
Supervisors propose expanding program to provide health care to over 20K uninsured residents


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