Health Care Almanac
The CHCF Almanac regularly publishes data and analysis on California's health care market.
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Californians have access to the latest and most expensive health care in the world. Yet disappointing gaps can occur between the quality of care that has been advanced by modern medicine and the quality that the average patient receives. CHCF analyzes market dynamics in the area of cost and quality.
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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.
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.
The picture of US health spending in 2012 was restrained. It marks the fourth straight year of historically low growth — only 3.7% — and no increase in health care's share of the economy.
Many Californians with mental illness don't get the treatment they need. This Almanac report focuses on prevalence, care delivery, and cost.
A great deal is known about who gets cancer and who dies from it, but little data exist on the quality and cost of cancer care in California. This CHCF Almanac report looks at what we know in our state.
California ranked among the lowest in the nation for per capita health spending in 2009. Still, the total was $230 billion.