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.
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.
Uncompensated Hospital Care Costs Sink to Record Low in California
Providers, Health Care Costs, Payment & Financing
As California's uninsured rate plummeted during the first two years of the implementation of the Affordable Care Act (ACA), uncompensated care costs for California's hospitals followed suit, declining 52% from $3.1 billion in 2013 to $1.5 billion in 2015. This progress may be in peril, however, if efforts to repeal and replace the ACA are successful and the uninsured population increases.