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.
Asking the Important Questions About Single Payer in California
Sandra R. Hernández
Payment & Financing
In California, interest is growing in a single-payer health care system. To help with the discussion, CHCF commissioned Key Questions When Considering a State-Based Single-Payer System in California.
What Will Covered California Silver Plans Cost in Your Area in 2018?
Patient-Centered Care, Insurance Coverage
With open enrollment starting soon, it's a great time to share new data on regional variations in Covered California premium rates for 2018 benchmark silver plans.
Birthing a Movement to Reduce Unnecessary C-Sections: An Update from California
There are many reasons for the current overuse of c-sections at US hospitals. CHCF took a multipronged approach to easing some of the key problems that have historically prevented the rate from dropping.
The Big Shortage: How Technology Can Help Solve America’s Health Workforce Problem
Sandra R. Hernández
CHCF President and CEO Sandra Hernández gave the keynote address at the annual Health 2.0 Conference on the role of technology in solving America's health workforce challenges. This article is adapted from that talk.
Beyond Cancer: A New Palliative Care Approach Targets High-Risk Liver Patients
Serious Illness & End-of-Life Care
Patients receiving innovative palliative care services for advanced liver disease at LAC+USC Medical Center in Los Angeles wish everyone with that illness had access to the same innovative care.
How Would Tax Bills Affect Medicaid? Some Useful Resources
Medi-Cal, Payment & Financing
With tax legislation now at the top of the congressional agenda, CHCF has put together some useful resources that explain the profound impact the proposals could have on the health care system.
Mario Gutierrez: Improving Access for All, “Giving Voice to the Voiceless”
The California health policy community is remembering Mario Gutierrez as a man who worked for decades to enfranchise the underserved through the development of telemedicine — technology he saw as the "great equalizer."