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Californians Want Action on Health Care Costs and Access to Mental Health Treatment
February 13, 2020
Behavioral Health, Medi-Cal, Health Care Costs, Coverage Trends, Homelessness & Health Care
A new CHCF poll shows how Californians are experiencing the health care system and what they want policymakers to prioritize when fixing it.
Concert Health Aims to Scale Collaborative Mental Health Care
January 30, 2020
Behavioral Health, Investing in Innovation, Telehealth, Workforce
Patients served by small and rural primary care physicians may benefit from a remote version of this increasingly popular model for providing mental health care.
Covered California Enrollment Deadline Looms
January 27, 2020
Xenia Shih Bion
Expanding Health Coverage, Coverage Trends
Stories That Caught Our Attention: The deadline to enroll in a health insurance plan through Covered California is drawing near, but consumers this week can sign up and avoid the new state penalty.
How to Fulfill the Promise of Medi-Cal
January 22, 2020
Sandra R. Hernández
Medi-Cal, Payment & Financing, Behavioral Health
One of the most important steps California can take to live up to its social and economic potential is to improve the effectiveness of the enormously important Medi-Cal program.
Newsom Budget Proposal Signals Health Care Priorities
January 17, 2020
Xenia Shih Bion
Health Care Costs, Behavioral Health, Medi-Cal
Stories That Caught Our Attention: Five key health care items in the governor's proposed budget tackle important problems, including homelessness, affordability, and behavioral health capacity.