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.
Californians in Individual Market Spent $2,500 Less on Care in 2015 Than Before the ACA
ACA/Health Reform, Insurance Coverage
Congressional leaders and the Trump administration are discussing eliminating ACA premium tax credits and cost-sharing reductions — a move that would hit California hard.
California Cost & Quality Atlas Helps Map Path to Higher-Value Care
Health Care Costs
When it comes to health care services, geographic differences in cost and quality are neither expected nor valued — and now researchers are compiling and sharing data that could help reduce disparities.
Medi-Cal: A Lifeline for Former Foster Youth in California
More than 18,000 former foster youth in California are covered by Medicaid (Medi-Cal) under the ACA until age 26, and 74,000 former foster youth are projected to be enrolled nationwide this year. They are waiting to see if leaders in Washington try to alter their benefits.
Celebrate the Survival of the ACA’s Principles, But Remain on Guard
Sandra R. Hernández
Insurance Coverage, Medi-Cal
The bill to repeal the Affordable Care Act was abandoned last week, but CHCF will be vigilant and on alert as forces continue trying to roll back the gains California achieved under the law.
How California Can Meet the Challenge of Accurately Diagnosing Autism
Behavioral Health, Medi-Cal
Hundreds of low-income children suspected of having autism spectrum disorder are being diagnosed more accurately and more rapidly through a trailblazing program in the Inland Empire.
Rural Pregnant Women with Opioid Addiction Find a Doctor, Not a Judge
Maternal Health, Opioid Safety
Candy Stockton, MD, saw the chance to make a big difference in her rural Northern California community: treating pregnant women with opioid addiction to help two generations at once.