Health insurance products under the Affordable Care Act are subject to both federal and California rules. This table offers a side-by-side comparison of the rules in the areas of essential health benefits, levels of coverage, and consumer cost sharing.
A series of fact sheets and infographics demystify technical topics that are central to understanding the implementation of health reform in California.
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.
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.
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.
Applying for health insurance under the ACA is a challenge. Help is standing by for Californians trying to navigate their way to enrollment.
Accountable care organizations are springing up across California in an effort to reduce costs and improve care. How have ACO contracting arrangements evolved regionally?
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.
Even with new federal resources to help, a study finds that communities with weaker safety-net systems are lagging in preparations for health reform.
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.
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.
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.
This Health Affairs article by Sox looks at the potential of the Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute (PCORI) to promote comparative effectiveness research and how to set an agenda for success.
In 2010, California began gearing up for health reform by launching major changes to Medi-Cal and care for the uninsured. A midpoint analysis sheds light on accomplishments and lessons learned.
The September 2012 issue of Health Affairs examines approaches to change financial incentives from those that encourage volume to those that encourage value. In a blog post, CHCF founding president Mark Smith says why that change is needed now.