Since December 2010, Californians have been able to use a self-service, online application for Healthy Families and Medi-Cal for Families. Health-e-App Public Access offers faster, more convenient access to public insurance.
Medi-Cal is the main source of health insurance for one in five Californians. This report provides an overview of the program's key features, describes how the program is evolving, and examines the challenges ahead.
In 2008, Oregon held a lottery to expand its Medicaid program. Research finds the first two years of coverage increased individuals' health care access and use, lowered out-of-pocket costs and medical debt, and improved mental health, but did not improve health in other areas.
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.
Private health insurers covered two-thirds of all Californians and brought in $111 billion in revenue in 2011. This report takes a performance baseline ahead of the ACA influences on the marketplace.
March 28, 2013
Learn about the preliminary findings from a survey examining the transition experiences of beneficiaries, specifically the notification process and choice of health plan, continuity of and access to primary and specialty care, and the overall beneficiary experience.
February 15, 2013
This Sacramento briefing is designed for legislative staff and others interested in the fundamentals of health policy in the Golden State.
Compared to the nation, more of California's children have public health coverage and fewer have coverage through their parents' work. This Almanac report looks at trends in children's coverage.
October 24, 2012
California recently completed a year-long transition of low-income seniors and people with disabilities (SPD) from Medi-Cal fee-for-service to managed care. Hear about the lessons learned from the process.
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.
This free guide, in Spanish and English, provides basic information on health insurance and other public programs.
September 26, 2012
Learn about the "Hospital to Home" model, its outcomes and implementation challenges, and novel techniques to engage and maintain relationships with patients.
Seniors and people with disabilities were moved into Medi-Cal managed care during a year-long process. Read about how it was done and what lessons were learned.
CHCF is guiding an effort to monitor the effects of the ACA on California. Valuable feedback from stakeholders suggested data and metrics for tracking progress.
This two-page guide highlights elements of the Affordable Care Act and what it means for Californians — whether or not they are currently insured.