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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.
Cancer Surgery at Low-Volume Hospitals in California
Laurence Baker, Maryann O’Sullivan
Serious Illness & End-of-Life Care
Although it's been clear for many years that volume is an important consideration in the quality of surgery, patients continue to use health care providers that perform few procedures.
Teaming Up to Transform Care in the Safety Net
Patient-Centered Care, Medi-Cal
The CHCF Health Innovation Fund helps Landmark Health road-test a model of team care in California that upends the fee-for-service paradigm by delivering in-home services to patients with complex conditions.
Firehouse Clinic’s Convenience Rewrites Story of Underserved Population in Hayward
Alameda County's newest community clinic has just opened, and its extended clinic hours, smart design, and strategic location enable providers to deliver convenient care to residents who need it.
Federal Task Force Takes Major Step to Unite Care of Body and Mind
Sandra R. Hernández
Behavioral Health, Maternal Health
An influential US panel changed the game with its new recommendation that doctors should screen everyone over age 18 for signs of depression — including pregnant and postpartum women.
Consumers Enrolling Online with Covered California Say There’s Room for Improvement
Insurance Coverage, Patient-Centered Care
Research on three consecutive open enrollment periods identifies important obstacles confronting California consumers when shopping online for health insurance.
California Healthline Takes a Big Step Forward
California Healthline, the daily digest of health care policy news and opinion, is taking a big step forward starting January 29. CHCF, which has published CHL since 1999, is shifting responsibility for its editorial content to Kaiser Health News (KHN).