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Newly updated to include breast cancer, prostate cancer, and spine procedures, this CHCF-sponsored research shows that practice patterns vary dramatically from place to place.
Medi-Cal is the main source of health insurance for one in five Californians. This report provides an overview of the program's key features, describes how the program is evolving, and examines the challenges ahead.
Trends in end-of-life care show that not only does the care given vary widely from region to region and hospital to hospital, but also patients often don't get the care they prefer. What can be done?
California workers are getting squeezed by fewer employers offering health care coverage while premiums and cost-sharing rise. See results from the employer survey.
Under the "direct primary care" model, patients pay a monthly fee for basic medical services. Learn about the history and current landscape of physician practices offering this arrangement.
Following a 2011 CHCF study of geographic medical variation in California, leaders in Humboldt County came together to examine the causes of variation in their region. A multimedia story recounts what transpired.
ACA implementation is moving ahead in California. See the quarterly update to our guide that tracks milestones and reports on state activities and progress toward the 2014 launch. Tracking ACA
By making palliative care available to patients earlier in their illnesses, private health plans are providing better care that also costs less. Learn about six pioneers in California.
Chronic diseases and the cost of care are rising. Are disease management programs improving outcomes for patients with complex, chronic conditions?
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CHCF President & CEO Dr. Mark Smith looks at health care reform and policy issues. More
CHCF's Sacramento office offers events and resources for policymakers, the media, and the public. More
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