Health Reform & Public Programs Initiative
The state is at a turning point with the passage of health reform, which will impact how consumers get coverage, and greatly expand the number of Californians with insurance. We analyze next steps.
Medi-Cal recently introduced managed care in 28 rural counties. How is the implementation going and which issues need tracking to ensure a successful transition?
How hard is it for consumers in Covered California plans to get prescription drugs? It depends on the condition, which reflects trends in the larger insurance market.
Should ACA open enrollment be moved to better coincide with tax filing time? The Urban Institute examined this question for CHCF.
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When seniors and people with disabilities moved from fee-for-service Medi-Cal to managed care in 2011, people who chose plans were more satisfied than those auto-assigned. Transition SPDs Move MMC
A mandatory report to the California legislature provides an official reckoning of how many residents have gained health insurance and through which pathways.
Applying for health insurance under the ACA is a challenge. Help is standing by for Californians trying to navigate their way to enrollment.
Will California physicians be able to handle the Medi-Cal population surge? This report looks at physician participation in Medi-Cal and its implications for access to care.
Affordable Care Act (ACA)
Enrollment in Public Programs
Covered California completed its second successful open enrollment season, with nearly 500,000 additional people signing up for coverage; it also added a special enrollment period through April 30 for Californians facing unexpected tax penalties for going without health insurance. Covered California is now turning its attention to some of the complicated, critical issues around benefit design.