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When It Comes to Seeing a Doctor in California, the Uninsured Still Fare Worst
January 17, 2017
ACA/Health Reform, Medi-Cal, Patient-Centered Care
With repeal of the ACA imminent, a health care workforce researcher shares data about the multiple barriers preventing uninsured Californians from accessing medical services.
DHCS Academy: First-in-the-Nation Experiment Is a Big Success Story
January 12, 2017
Karen Johnson, Eric Douglas
The California Health Care Foundation launched DHCS Academy, the first such program in the nation, to help Medi-Cal executives develop leadership skills. The state now funds it independently.
Moving from Stigma to Science in Treating Addiction
December 17, 2016
Xenia Shih Bion
Increasing access to medication-assisted treatment was a key topic at CHCF's fall convenings of 17 California opioid safety coalitions working to end the opioid epidemic in the Golden State.
Two Years After ACA Implementation: Coverage Gains Continued and Fewer Affordability Concerns Cited
December 15, 2016
Insurance Coverage, Payment & Financing
The uninsured rate in California reached historic lows two years after the implementation of the ACA, according to data from the 2015 California Health Interview Survey.
Thank You, California Voters
November 22, 2016
Sandra R. Hernández
In November's election, California voters demonstrated strong support for ensuring low-income communities have reliable access to hospital care and for reducing the disease burden on families and the health care system.
Patients Win as Safety-Net Health Centers Embrace Bold New Payment Strategies
November 10, 2016
J. Duncan Moore Jr.
Patient-Centered Care, Providers
A group of Northern California safety-net clinics are demonstrating how federally qualified health centers can offer care coordination by embracing payment reform initiatives.
Breaking the Logjam: CHCF Supports State Development of Legal Guidance on Health Information-Sharing
November 4, 2016
Behavioral Health, Data Exchange
To break the data logjam that impedes coordinated care, CHCF supports development of state guidance on rules for sharing sensitive patient information among providers.