Insurance coverage and financial stability have greatly improved in the Fresno region, but capacity and access challenges have grown.
Fresno: As Uninsured Rate Falls, Capacity Constraints Grow, 2016 (1.05 MB)
Fresno Regional Market: Quick Reference Guide, 2016 (612 K)
Fresno: Health Providers Expand Capacity, but Health Reform Preparation Lags, 2012 (698 K)
Fresno Regional Market: Quick Reference Guide, 2013 (925 K)
Fresno: Poor Economy, Poor Health Stress a Fragmented System, 2009 (668 K)
While the Fresno region's largely agricultural economy has grown, it continues to be one of the poorest areas in California. Many who were previously uninsured were able to enroll in Medi-Cal under the Affordable Care Act (ACA). This helped bring financial stability to the region's health care sector but also compounded existing provider capacity constraints and access challenges.
Other key findings include:
The complete 2016 report and a quick reference guide, as well as previous years' editions, are available under Document Downloads.
CHCF has updated a series of issue briefs that examine the health care markets in seven regions of California: Fresno, Los Angeles, Orange County, Riverside/San Bernardino, Sacramento, San Diego, and the San Francisco Bay Area. These issue briefs highlight the state's changing health care systems following the implementation of the Affordable Care Act. They are published as part of the CHCF California Health Care Almanac, an online clearinghouse for key data and analyses examining California's health care system.
Briefing — All Health Care Is Local: California's Diverse Health Economies