The CHCF Blog
The California Health Care Foundation draws on experts from inside and outside CHCF to share their health policy insights on this blog.
Californians with Individual Health Insurance Spent Almost $2,500 Less on Care in Year One of Health Reform
Amy Adams, Sam Patnoe
Insurance Coverage, Patient-Centered Care
Median out-of-pocket spending for families with individual coverage dropped sharply in 2014 as the Affordable Care Act was implemented.
Transforming the Waiting Room: Digitizing Our Paper-Based Health Care System
Providers, Patient-Centered Care
A CHCF-supported company aims to help California community clinics replace clipboards and paper in the waiting room with iPads to gather patient data easily and to provide tailored health information to patients.
Medi-Cal’s 50-Year Journey from Narrow Welfare Program to Engine of Change in California Health Care
Sandra R. Hernández
The golden anniversary of the state's Medicaid program is a time to reflect on progress made in caring for new populations and to consider ways to ensure it gives all Californians the care they need when they need it.
Former California Legislative Analyst Liz Hill, Renowned Straight Shooter, Turns Her Focus to Health Policy
After 22 years navigating state political waters, the respected policy expert recounts a career built on data, and explains why she chose to serve on CHCF's board.