Applying for health insurance under the ACA is a challenge. Help is standing by for Californians trying to navigate their way to enrollment.
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.
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.
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.
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%.
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.
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.
Held: May 15, 2014
Hear about a study of the Covered California online user experience during the first open enrollment period under the ACA.
How are insurance shoppers faring with Covered California's website? Research reveals roadblocks and wrong turns but also ways for improving the marketplace.
How did consumers fare when signing up for ACA coverage in California? Early research shows a mixed bag.
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.
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.
A study finds that even with new federal resources to help, communities with weaker safety-net systems are lagging in preparations for health reform.
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.