Affordable Care Act

CHCF has published a number of resources about the Affordable Care Act in California. In addition to those below, also see:

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Balancing Act: Consolidation and Antitrust Issues in Health Care

June 2015

Recent business consolidation in health care has spurred a need to weigh the benefits of integrating services against antitrust concerns.

Enrollment in Individual Health Plans Up 47% in 2014

May 2015

In California, coverage in the individual market expanded in historic proportions in the first year of the ACA. Group coverage shrank, but the overall size of the employer-sponsored health insurance market remains to be seen.

Better Shop Around: Out-of-Pocket Prescription Drug Costs in Covered California Plans

May 2015

Consumers with chronic diseases face challenging trade-offs when choosing health coverage, especially when it comes to out-of-pocket drug costs. We offer five examples.

Two More Years: What Does Continued CHIP Funding Mean for California?

May 2015

The Children's Health Insurance Program has two more years of federal funding thanks to recent legislation. What does this mean for California?

California Eligibility and Enrollment Report: Insurance Affordability Programs

February 2015

A mandatory report to the California legislature provides an official reckoning of how many residents have gained health insurance and through which pathways.

Disease Matters: Comparing Prescription Drug Benefits in Covered California Plans

February 2015

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.

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

November 2014

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

Survey on Mental Health Care: Californian Attitudes and Awareness

September 2014

A CHCF-sponsored Field Poll finds that most Californians think mental health treatment can improve lives, yet three in ten don't know if their health plans cover such care.

Pathway to Enrollment: A Virtual Tour of Covered California's Online Application

September 2014

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.

Physician Participation in Medi-Cal: Ready for the Enrollment Boom?

August 2014

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.

Premium Rates in California's Individual Market, 2011-2014

July 2014

A CHCF compilation of 2011-2014 premium rates for individual health insurance policies outside of Covered California finds many plans' annual increases hovered around 10%. Online User Experiences

June 2014

How are insurance shoppers outside California faring with the federal website? Direct observation of online enrollees shows ways the marketplace can be improved.

California and Its Counties Under the ACA: A Leadership Framework

May 2014

California's state-county partnership for health care is shifting under the ACA. This framework provides policymakers and stakeholders a way to understand the changes.

Webinar — Assessing the Covered California Online User Experience

Held: May 15, 2014

Hear about a study of the Covered California online user experience during the first open enrollment period under the ACA.

Assessing the Covered California Online User Experience

May 2014

How are insurance shoppers faring with Covered California's website? Research reveals roadblocks and wrong turns but also ways for improving the marketplace.

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