Regardless of the presidential election results, Covered California is open for business. All consumers who need coverage should still apply. Explore the 2017 premiums for the second-lowest cost silver plan and the premium subsidies available to consumers.
The share of employers who offer insurance to their employees remained stable in California between 2013 and 2015. But the share of eligible employees who chose to enroll dropped from 86.4% to 80.2%.
Physicians' willingness to treat Medi-Cal beneficiaries is critical to ensuring Medi-Cal enrollees have adequate access to care. Without a sufficient number of doctors serving Medi-Cal beneficiaries, Medi-Cal enrollees may not be able to receive care in a timely manner.
With an average monthly premium range of $245 to $421, the cost of entry is quite high without any subsidies.
Median out-of-pocket spending for families with individual coverage dropped sharply in 2014 as the Affordable Care Act was implemented.
While Latinos in California have experienced important improvements in access to health insurance and care under the Affordable Care Act, they continue to lag behind Whites in important measures.
In the first full year of ACA health insurance marketplace operation, the uninsured rate reached a new low, and a smaller share of Californians delayed or skipped necessary medical care.
The percentage of people who sign up for a plan, pay a monthly premium, and gain health insurance coverage is reported through the "effectuation rate," an indicator now being tracked here on CHCF's ACA 411.
The burden of health care costs — insurance premiums and out-of-pocket expenses — is an indicator of the relative economic pinch that families feel in their household budgets.
The strong and persistent link between a family's financial resources and the likelihood that its members have health coverage is well established.