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.
A series of fact sheets and infographics demystify technical topics that are central to understanding the implementation of health reform in California.
Applying for health insurance under the ACA is a challenge. Help is standing by for Californians trying to navigate their way to enrollment.
Protecting patients' personal health information is key. This report describes the matrix of federal and California laws that protect their information and address any breaches.
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 paramedics improve the efficiency of emergency resources and enhance access to primary care for the medically underserved through a new model of care, called "community paramedicine"?
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: 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.
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.
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.
The federal Affordable Care Act will radically transform how Californians obtain health insurance. CHCF examines the changes for the state and scopes out the winding road ahead.
June 28, 2012
The US Supreme Court decision upholding key pillars of the Affordable Care Act clears the way for California to accelerate implementation of the law.
Held: April 27, 2012
A Sacramento briefing on how a BHP aligns with various policy and market goals, including potential effects on low-income consumers, safety-net providers, the state general fund, the California Health Benefit Exchange, and the insurance marketplace.
Held: February 2, 2012
For more than 10 years, Californians in most private health plans have had the right to an Independent Medical Review of coverage denials. This briefing highlights the potential for improvements.
The way health care is paid for is changing, and California health care stakeholders can help shape this transformation. This report looks at the state landscape and some payment alternatives.