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.
Covered California kicks off open enrollment on November 15 with plans to enroll or renew a total of 1.7 million people — up 500,000 from this past year.
An interactive infographic gives a behind-the-scenes look at the online application process for Covered California and how different individuals and families experience it.
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.
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A key measure of coverage affordability is the relative burden of health care costs on families. Our ACA 411 data center tracks changes to this measure over time. High Cost Burden
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.
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.
Affordable Care Act (ACA)
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To support implementation of health reform and advance the effectiveness of California's public coverage programs.