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.
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.
CHCF's Chris Perrone launches a new blog with a post on the approaching fork in the road for Medi-Cal. Also see a recording and materials from our recent DSRIP forum.
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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.
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. Monitoring Performance MediCal Managed Care
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.
Affordable Care Act (ACA)
Enrollment in Public Programs
California is nearing the end of a five-year federal waiver that has provided essential funding and flexibility to help modernize the state's $95-billion Medicaid program, Medi-Cal. In many ways, California's waiver has sparked crucial changes.