CHCF efforts around health policy and reform seek to analyze policy developments and market trends to inform or guide decision-makers to expand access to affordable care and coverage. Projects include efforts to develop independent analyses of pending legislation and provide publications and briefings that report on market trends and policy developments.
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Consumers seeking information about a health plan's prescription drug benefits face a lot of obstacles. How can medication benefits be more accessible and easy to use?
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.
The Children's Health Insurance Program has two more years of federal funding thanks to recent legislation. What does this mean for California?
CHCF's Free the Data initiative seeks to develop new tools to access, analyze, and communicate health data in California.
February 5, 2015
The California health policy community lost a dear friend and wonderful colleague on February 3. Peter Harbage, a health reformer in California government and on the national stage, leaves an indelible imprint on state and federal health policy.
Applying for health insurance under the ACA is a challenge. Help is standing by for Californians trying to navigate their way to enrollment.
November 12, 2014
California can attempt to recoup certain Medi-Cal costs after an enrollee's death. Learn who could be subject to estate recovery and under what circumstances.
June 18, 2014
CHCF launches an ambitious project to track the progress of the ACA in California over time. Let's let good data guide our actions.
How is health care regulated in California? This tool shows how state agencies work to oversee the delivery of health care services and what information about oversight is available to the public.
How is health care regulated in California? Learn how state agencies oversee the delivery of medical services and what information is available to the public.
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.
April 16, 2014
What are we learning about consumers' experiences as they apply for health insurance under the ACA through Covered California?
Health insurance products under the ACA are subject to federal and state regulation. This table compares the rules applicable to small employer groups.
How did consumers fare when signing up for ACA coverage in California? Early research shows a mixed bag.
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