Affordable Care Act

CHCF has published a number of resources about the Affordable Care Act in California. In addition to the resources below, also see: A guide to Tracking ACA Implementation in California, which monitors milestones and reports on state activities and progress; and a column about how Obamacare is trending on Twitter.

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Small Employer Coverage Under the ACA: California vs. Federal Provisions

April 2014

Health insurance products under the ACA are subject to federal and state regulation. This table compares the rules applicable to small employer groups.

In Their Own Words: Consumers' and Enrollment Counselors' Experiences with Covered California

April 2014

How did consumers fare when signing up for ACA coverage in California? Early research shows a mixed bag.

Briefing — Covered California: Early Enrollment Experiences

Held: April 14, 2014

Hear about interviews and focus groups with a diverse group of people that used Covered California to apply for private insurance or Medi-Cal in the early months of ACA enrollment.

Benefit and Coverage Rules Under the ACA: California vs. Federal Provisions

March 2014

Health insurance products under the ACA are subject to federal and state regulation. This table compares the rules for essential benefits, levels of coverage, and cost sharing.

Health Reform in Translation

January 2014

A series of fact sheets and infographics demystify technical topics that are central to understanding the implementation of health reform in California.

California Employer Health Benefits Survey: Workers Feel the Pinch

January 2014

California workers are less likely to be offered employer-based coverage than in recent years, according to this survey, and workers who are covered pay more in premiums and cost sharing.

Individual Coverage Under the ACA: California vs. Federal Provisions

December 2013

The marketplace for Californians buying individual health coverage after January 1, 2014, will be affected by both federal and state laws and regulations. This side-by-side comparison table gives an overview of their similarities and differences.

Request for Proposals: Early Care Experiences Under the Affordable Care Act

November 2013

The objective of this project is to report on the care experiences of consumers during early implementation of ACA in California. Proposals were due December 17, 2013.

On the Path to Enrollment: Getting Californians Covered Under the ACA

October 2013

Applying for health insurance under the ACA is a challenge. Help is standing by for Californians trying to navigate their way to enrollment.

Arranged Marriages: The Evolution of ACO Partnerships in California

September 2013

Accountable care organizations are springing up across California in an effort to reduce costs and improve care. How have ACO contracting arrangements evolved regionally?

All Together Now — Coordinating California's Public Sector Health Care Purchasing

September 2013

Can California's three major state health care purchasers combine their buying power to lower costs or improve value? Implementation of the ACA may provide an opportunity.

Ready or Not: Are Health Care Safety-Net Systems Prepared for Reform?

June 2013

Even with new federal resources to help, a study finds that communities with weaker safety-net systems are lagging in preparations for health reform.

Pinpoint: Innovation Center Grantees in California

April 2013

This map of grantees shows the breadth of Innovation Center investments in California working to test innovative payment and care delivery models to reduce costs and maintain or improve quality of care for recipients of Medicare, Medicaid, and CHIP.

Briefing — California Health Policy 101: Understanding the Fundamentals

Held: February 15, 2013

This Sacramento briefing is designed for legislative staff and others interested in the fundamentals of health policy in the Golden State.

Briefing — Data Match: Streamlining Eligibility and Enrollment Under the Affordable Care Act

Held: January 30, 2013

Learn about how the state might streamline eligibility determination for Covered California and Medi-Cal using data matching under the Affordable Care Act.

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