Health Care Almanac
The CHCF Almanac regularly publishes data and analysis on California's health care market.
The California Health Care Almanac is an online clearinghouse for data and analysis examining the state's health care system. It focuses on issues of quality, affordability, insurance coverage and the uninsured, and the financial health of the system with the goal of supporting thoughtful planning and effective decision-making.
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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.
California workers are getting squeezed by fewer employers offering health care coverage while premiums and cost-sharing rise. See results from the employer survey.
California's health care safety net is a complex web of programs and providers that serve low-income, uninsured residents. See a snapshot before health reform takes full effect.
Private health insurers covered two-thirds of all Californians and brought in $111 billion in revenue in 2011. This report takes a performance baseline ahead of the ACA influences on the marketplace.
More than two-thirds of Californians get their health insurance through private carriers. This infographic shows how the largest plans stack up in terms of enrollment and revenue.
California's acute care hospitals experienced capacity changes between 2001 and 2010. Most have adjusted to economic stresses and many have improved their financial status.
San Diego's health care delivery system continues to be defined by hospital systems that are tightly aligned with large medical groups. This report provides a snapshot of the region's health care market.
Although Los Angeles’ diverse economy has provided some resiliency during the economic downturn, hospitals have experienced lower patient care revenues. This report provides a snapshot of the region's health care market.
Who are California's uninsured? This annual Almanac report provides data on those who are uninsured and their income levels, work status, age, and ethnicity.
The San Francisco Bay Area continues to be defined by its abundant supply of hospital beds and health care practitioners, a strong safety-net system, and large medical groups affiliated with nonprofit hospital systems. This report provides a snapshot of the region's health care market.
As one of the poorest areas in California, Fresno was greatly affected by the economic downturn, which eroded the already low rates of private health coverage. This report provides a snapshot of the region's health care market.
Compared to the nation, more of California's children have public health coverage and fewer have coverage through their parents' work. This Almanac report looks at trends in children's coverage.
How does California rate on quality of health care for select clinical areas and patient conditions? Despite improvements on some measures, the state struggles to close persistent gaps.
The quality of health care varies depending on where it is delivered. California has experienced improvement in some care delivery settings but still lags in too many others.
While hospitals and physicians in the Sacramento region weathered the economic downturn fairly well, a number of market trends have posed challenges for the area. This report provides a snapshot of the region's health care market.