Have you ever actually read the Affordable Care Act (ACA)? If you haven't, it's exactly how you would imagine any government document; long, tiresome, filled with a bunch of legalese and unnecessary words, words, words. The California Endowment believes in the ACA, not because of its politics — the Endowment is non-partisan — but because it can help 92% of the uninsured California population become eligible for health care coverage.
The California Endowment believes that getting and staying healthy is so much more than an apple a day or even a yearly doctor's visit. The Endowment's Building Healthy Communities has a vision of heroic proportions: making changes in underserved California neighborhoods and schools to prevent residents from getting sick in the first place.