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The CHCF Almanac regularly publishes data and analysis on California's health care market.

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Los Angeles: Fragmented Health Care Market Shows Signs of Coalescing

Center for Studying Health System Change

Although Los Angeles' diverse economy has provided some resiliency during the economic downturn, hospitals have experienced lower patient care revenues. This report provides a snapshot of the region's health care market.

January 2013

CHCF is updating a series of market studies in six areas: Fresno, Los Angeles, Riverside/San Bernardino, Sacramento, San Diego, and the San Francisco Bay Area. These regional market reports highlight variations in health care affordability, access, and quality of care across the state. The reports are published as part of the CHCF California Health Care Almanac, an online clearinghouse for key data and analysis examining California's medical system.

Key findings of the Los Angeles report include:

  • The area's dense urban environment has given rise to a large, fragmented health care market.
  • Health care reform and a drop in private insurance enrollment have led to new affiliations among providers to gain more patients.
  • The region's safety-net system has expanded its capacity to adapt to Medi-Cal's growing enrollment under health reform.

The complete 2013 issue brief, as well as the 2009 edition, is available under Document Downloads.