Serious racial and ethnic disparities persist in the delivery of health care in California, but a wide array of measures indicate improvements.
While the US continues to spend a greater percentage of GDP on health care than any other industrialized nation, the 2011 increase bucked historical trends, according to the latest Health Care Costs 101.
The number of elderly residents in California is expected to balloon in the next decades. Will the state's long term care system be able to care for its aging population?
Many Californians with mental illness don't get the treatment they need. This Almanac report focuses on prevalence, care delivery, and cost.
A growing number of Californians are being sent to ambulatory surgery centers for a wide variety of procedures, yet little is known about the care they deliver.
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 examines enrollment, market share, financial performance, and consumer satisfaction ahead of health reform.
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.
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.
A great deal is known about who gets cancer and who dies from it, but little data exists on the quality and cost of cancer care in California. This CHCF Almanac report looks at what we know in our state.
A CHCF survey finds Medi-Cal enrollees are largely pleased with the service they receive, but access and enrollment issues could spell challenges ahead.
California ranked among the lowest in the nation for per-capita health spending in 2009. Still, the total was $230 billion. This addendum to Health Care Costs 101 breaks it down.
California's 271 rural health clinics are key providers of primary care to elderly and low-income populations. This report presents an overview of the patients they serve and the obstacles they face.
Californians are increasingly concerned about the cost and accessibility of their health care. This report looks at what consumers know about their coverage, and what drives their health care decisions.
Most Californians would prefer to die a natural death at home without becoming a burden on family. Yet according to this survey, a disconnect exists between what they want and reality.
The number of in-hospital palliative care programs in California has grown steadily since 2007. California's acute care hospitals describe their palliative care programs in this survey.
The stability of California's community clinics is delineated through both financial and productivity indicators. This study found that while revenues climbed from 2006 to 2009, expenses grew even faster.