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.
How One Woman’s Wish to Die in Peace Was Thwarted in Her Final Hours
Serious Illness & End-of-Life Care
After getting caught in the gears of a health care system that seems conditioned to view death as optional, a Los Angeles family uses an emotional disaster to plot a better course.
California Health Officials and Journalists Discuss Quest to “Free the Data”
At the CHCF-sponsored Center for Health Journalism California Data Fellowship, reporters and editors are reminded that powerful journalism can't be build on data sets alone — it's also about telling compelling human stories.
Washington Returns to UCSF to Deliver Eisenberg Lecture (Video)
ACA/Health Reform, Health Care Costs, Payment & Financing
Dr. Gene Washington, chancellor for health affairs and the president and CEO of the Duke University Health System, presented the 2015 Eisenberg Legacy Lecture at UCSF: "Academic Health Systems' Third Curve: Population Health Improvement."
Coverage and Access Disparities Between Whites and Latinos Persist
While Latinos in California have experienced important improvements in access to health insurance and care under the Affordable Care Act, they continue to lag behind Whites in important measures.
Working Toward Happier Birthdays: An Effort in California to Lower C-Section Rates
Because of the health risks and costs associated with the overuse of cesarean sections, CHCF has launched an initiative to lower California's c-section rate for low-risk deliveries to 23.9%.
As Medi-Cal Enrolls Undocumented Children, Will Eligible Kids in County Programs Fall Through the Cracks?
With Medi-Cal expanding to take on undocumented children, a CHCF report says California needs to ensure that eligible kids in county programs can make a smooth transition.
Premium Growth Slows in California’s Individual Market Following ACA Implementation
Premium rate growth for health plans sold in California's individual market has slowed since the arrival of the Affordable Care Act (ACA) and Covered California, according to a CHCF review of insurers' rate renewal filings from 2011 to 2016.