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.
Which type of Medi-Cal managed care plan does the best job caring for enrollees? A follow-up issue brief compares locally sponsored plans to commercial plans.
How successful is the ACA for Californians who seek and provide care? This study offers early experiences of consumers and clinical organizations in the state.
Consumer enrollment in marketplace health plans was a defining moment for the ACA. User experiences with Covered California and HealthCare.gov are presented in two reports and a Health Affairs GrantWatch blog.
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California's state-county partnership for health care is shifting under the ACA. This framework provides policymakers and stakeholders a way to understand the changes.
California can attempt to recoup certain Medi-Cal costs after an enrollee's death. Learn who could be subject to estate recovery and under what circumstances.
Two health policy experts offer an actionable framework and a targeted set of measures for monitoring access to ambulatory care for Medi-Cal enrollees.
In 2011, seniors and people with disabilities in 16 counties were moved from fee-for-service Medi-Cal to managed care. Most were satisfied.
To support implementation of health reform and advance the effectiveness of California's public coverage programs.