The CHCF Blog
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Our Friend, Peter Harbage
February 5, 2015
The California health policy community lost a dear friend and wonderful colleague on February 3. Peter Harbage, a health reformer in California government and on the national stage, leaves an indelible imprint on state and federal health policy.
Transforming Medi-Cal: Where Do We Go from Here?
January 21, 2015
California is nearing the end of a five-year federal waiver that has provided essential funding and flexibility to help modernize the state's $95 billion Medicaid program, Medi-Cal. In many ways, California's waiver has sparked crucial changes.
Cancer Rising: Using the California Cancer Registry to Measure and Improve Care
December 16, 2014
Serious Illness & End-of-Life Care
The Affordable Care Act's promise of expanded coverage and better care has inspired a lot of people to look for ways to improve treatment decisions and help patients lead healthier lives.
Will Health Cost Burdens Fall Under the ACA?
November 12, 2014
Insurance Coverage, Health Care Costs, Payment & Financing
The burden of health care costs — insurance premiums and out-of-pocket expenses — is an indicator of the relative economic pinch that families feel in their household budgets.