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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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%.

Pinpoint: Innovation Center Grantees in California

July 2014

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.

HealthCare.gov Online User Experiences

June 2014

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

Patients and Providers Speak: Early Care Experiences Under the ACA

June 2014

How successful is the ACA for Californians who seek and provide care? This study offers early experiences of consumers and clinical organizations in the state.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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