We’re All in This Together
Since 2016, California has expanded Medi-Cal eligibility to include kids and young adults from low-income households, regardless of immigration status. Now the state has a golden opportunity to finish that job.
New & Noteworthy
Early Data Show Overdose Deaths and Substance Use Rose During Pandemic
May 10, 2021
Heather Tirado Gilligan
Stories That Caught Our Attention: Recent data on overdose deaths and substance use paint a grim picture of what the COVID-19 pandemic year has been like for people who are predisposed to substance use.
Ending Phone Visits Would Be a Setback for Patients with Low Incomes
April 30, 2021
Telehealth, Health Equity
The director of CHCF's Improving Access team says we should build on what is working well to improve access to care, especially for those whose needs have historically not been well served by the health care system.
CalAIM and Health Data Sharing
Data Exchange, Medi-Cal
The California Advancing and Innovating Medi-Cal (CalAIM) program seeks to enhance information exchanged among managed care plans, providers, and county agencies. Learn more in this report, CalAIM and Health Data Sharing: A Road Map for Effective Implementation of Enhanced Care Management and In Lieu of Services.
Health Workforce Strategies for California
This report reviews the evidence about the impact of key health workforce policy interventions in California, including pipeline programs, scholarship programs, loan repayment programs, funding of graduate-level health profession training programs, and residency funding.
May 18, 2021
Webinar — Findings from CHCF’s San Francisco Bay Area Regional Market Study
May 18, 2021
Hear from local health care leaders about efforts to improve behavioral health care in the safety net, how the region’s high health care costs and competition among large systems prompt interest in population health management, and the expansion of Federally Qualified Health Centers.
A Golden Opportunity to Narrow California’s Racial Health Disparities
April 12, 2021
The Los Angeles Times Editorial Board
Medi-Cal, Payment & Financing
The state now has a rare opportunity to force health insurers to do more to improve the care that people with low incomes receive through Medi-Cal.
Meeting the Moment: Strengthening Managed Care’s Capacity to Serve California’s Seniors and Persons with Disabilities
Center for Health Care Strategies, Chapman Consulting
This issue brief highlights challenges and opportunities to improve care for Medi-Cal Seniors and Persons with Disabilities under the state's CalAIM initiative.
2020 Edition — Health Care Almanac Regional Markets Study
The markets included in the 2020 release — Central Valley, Humboldt/Del Norte, Los Angeles, Riverside/San Bernardino, Sacramento, San Diego, and the San Francisco Bay Area — reflect a range of economic, demographic, care delivery, and financing conditions in California.
Undocumented Projected to Remain California’s Largest Group of Uninsured in 2022
April 13, 2021
Miranda Dietz, Laurel Lucia, Srikanth Kadiyala, Tynan Challenor, Annie Rak, Dylan H. Roby, Gerald F. Kominski
Expanding Health Coverage, Medi-Cal, Coverage Trends
Even after the American Rescue Plan increases premium subsidies for health insurance purchased through Covered California, large inequities remain in who has access to affordable coverage.
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