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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California's insurance market is experiencing significant change as a result of health reform and the millions who became newly eligible for public insurance and private subsidies.
The Sacramento region's health care sector has been mostly stable, but capacity constraints and access challenges remain. This report provides a snapshot.
In the past 50 years, the way health care is financed has changed, with private payers and public insurance paying for more care. This interactive graphic shows who paid for the nation's health care and how much it cost.
In 2013, national health expenditures increased just 3.6%, the lowest growth rate in 50 years and a continuation of the slow growth trend that began in 2009.
The medical loss ratio (MLR) is the percent of premium that health insurers spend on medical care and quality improvement activities. Three documents discuss the MLR and how it is used.
With the aging of the baby boomers and gains in life expectancy, California's senior population is expected to more than double by 2040. Will the state's health care infrastructure be sufficient?
Chronic conditions such as asthma, diabetes, and heart disease are taking a toll on our state. This Almanac report looks at how five major diseases affect Californians.
Millions of Californians with workplace-sponsored health plans are paying higher premiums and deductibles in return for reduced benefits, a survey shows.
Are Californians getting the care they need? This survey shows that some groups are having a more difficult time accessing care than others.
More than half of Californians get their health insurance through private carriers. This infographic shows how the largest plans stack up in terms of enrollment and revenue.
Over the last few years, the quality of health care in California has improved on a number of measures. However, significant racial and ethnic disparities persist in some areas.