Want a quick look at some of the issues that CHCF is working on? We’ve curated these collections of our research and analyses related to recent developments and topics of current interest.
Medi-Cal Facts and Figures — Almanac Collection
Insurance Coverage, Medi-Cal
Medi-Cal is the state’s health insurance program for low-income Californians, including 40% of all children, half of all people with disabilities, and more than a million seniors. This collection of current and past editions of Medi-Cal Facts and Figures presents data on enrollment, benefits, financing, and access and use.
Top 10 Publications of 2018
2018 was a big year for health care policy in California. Many of our reports, briefs, infographics, and other data-driven products played a big role in informing the conversation. Our most popular publications reflect the health care issues that are top of mind for Californians and their leaders. They include topics like health care costs, mental health, substance use disorder, health coverage, maternal health, end-of-life care, and the state's health care workforce.
Top 10 Blogs of 2018
The health care of immigrants and the opioid crisis moved to the top of the public agenda in 2018, and posts on those topics were among the best-read CHCF blog posts of the year. Other notables on list focused on community college as a way station on the road to medical school, the passing of a beloved visionary who developed rural health clinics, and a discussion of how race plays a role in end-of-life care.
How to Pay for It
Behavioral Health, Payment & Financing
The California Health Care Foundation commissioned a series of short papers that focus on reimbursement mechanisms for strategies that advance integration of behavioral health and medical care. This Collection will be updated through early 2019.
Medication-Assisted Treatment for Opioid Use Disorder
Behavioral Health, Opioid Safety
Medication-assisted treatment (MAT) for opioid addiction combines medication with behavioral health services. It has been shown to not only save lives but also increase recovery rates. Still, today only 1 in 10 of those who need this treatment can access it. CHCF is working to increase the availability of MAT across the health care system. Here are some of our recent MAT resources.
Proposed Changes to Public Charge Rule
On October 10, 2018, the Department of Homeland Security published highly anticipated proposed changes to “public charge” rules that could disqualify many immigrants from gaining permanent residency in the US. A 60-day public comment period is underway. In this collection, CHCF highlights resources and emerging analysis of the potential impact that these proposed changes could have on access to health care.
Covering All Californians
Insurance Coverage, Medi-Cal
California is in the midst of critical health policy discussions about how to achieve the long sought-after goal of covering every person in the state. While the insured rate has risen to an all-time high under the ACA, about three million Californians continue to live without health coverage.
Community Paramedicine in California
A locally designed, community-based model of care, community paramedicine enables collaborations between emergency medical service and other health care and social service providers. Community paramedics complete specialized training and work under medical control as part of a local team of providers.