Health insurance is the primary vehicle for obtaining access to medical care and for reimbursing the providers who deliver it. About two-thirds of Californians obtain health insurance through the private market, while almost one-in-five remains uninsured. CHCF analyzes health coverage trends, looking at employer-sponsored coverage as well as public programs, while tracking data on the state's uninsured residents.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Californians are increasingly concerned about getting and paying for health care. This report looks at what consumers know about their coverage and what drives their medical decisions.
This guide provides key statistics about sources of coverage and characteristics of employer-based coverage, including premiums and consumer cost sharing, as well as coverage rates for various demographic groups under private or public insurance.
This overview documents the difficulties faced by beneficiaries in California's Medicaid dental program. It highlights key trends and statistics ranging from utilization to expenditures.
This Almanac report on Medicare in California examines demographics, health status, insurance coverage, quality of care, utilization, and spending, and provides a framework to better understand current and anticipated trends.