ACA 411: Tracking Health Reform in California

How is the Affordable Care Act (ACA) changing insurance coverage, access to health care, and affordability in California? This interactive tool provides baseline and trend data for selected measures to help answer these questions.

The data include uninsured rates, private and public coverage levels, insurance status, and Covered California enrollment; use of services and barriers to care; and consumer spending and premium sharing for employees, including low-wage, part-time, and temporary workers.


Select a topic to view its indicators. Then select an indicator to explore its data:

        ACA 411 Insights: The Data Tell a Story

        Uncompensated Hospital Care Costs Sink to Record Low in California

        As California's uninsured rate plummeted during the first two years of the implementation of the Affordable Care Act (ACA), uncompensated care costs for California's hospitals followed suit, declining 52% from $3.1 billion in 2013 to $1.5 billion in 2015. This progress may be in peril, however, if efforts to repeal and replace the ACA are successful and the uninsured population increases.

        The Affordable Care Act (ACA) will have far-reaching effects on health insurance coverage for Californians. This tool tracks health care reform's effects in three areas: health insurance coverage, access to health care services, and affordability.

        To monitor the impact of the ACA, the California Health Care Foundation (CHCF) asked the State Health Access Data Assistance Center (SHADAC) to identify measures to provide policymakers and stakeholders with the means to readily track progress on the law's three major goals.

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