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In Extremis: The Stark Reality of Life and Death in the ICU
January 27, 2017
Serious Illness & End-of-Life Care
An Oakland physician's movie and book on end-of-life decisionmaking in the ICU is garnering critical acclaim and provoking important conversations in families around the world.
When It Comes to Seeing a Doctor in California, the Uninsured Still Fare Worst
January 17, 2017
Expanding Health Coverage, Medi-Cal
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.
Two Years After ACA Implementation: Coverage Gains Continued and Fewer Affordability Concerns Cited
December 15, 2016
Coverage Trends, 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.