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.
Understanding California’s Individual Health Insurance Market
The individual market is a critical source of health coverage for more than two million Californians. These resources explain the basics of how the individual market functions, progress and challenges related to affordability, and potential future opportunities and threats to the market.
Health Care Costs and Spending — Almanac Collection
Health Care Costs
This series of reports details how much is spent on health care in the US and California, which services are purchased, and who pays. This collection includes current and past editions of Health Care Costs 101 and Health Care Spending Almanac materials.
Listening to Low-Income Californians
CHCF supports research that enables health care leaders to better understand the perspectives of the people they serve. We are especially interested in understanding the experiences of Californians with low incomes because their point of view is most likely to be overlooked.
Top Publications of 2019
In 2019, our readers were particularly interested in CHCF’s publications about California’s health care workforce shortages, the integration of behavioral and physical health care, and quality in Medi-Cal managed care. Our Health Care Almanac reports, presenting the latest data on topics from health care costs to health disparities, also topped the list. These are CHCF’s top 10 publications from 2019.
Top Blogs: March 2019
The CHCF Blog's readers in March were keen to read stories about two of the most important times in a person's life: childbirth, in our story about the care that doulas are providing through Medicaid in San Francisco and New York; and the end of life, where our interview with author Katy Butler outlines that more medical intervention isn't always the right choice.
Improving Quality in Medi-Cal Managed Care
Medi-Cal, Payment & Financing
Everyone in Medi-Cal, regardless of where they live or their managed care plan, should have the same opportunity to get timely, high-quality care. But today access and quality of care varies widely within the Medi-Cal managed care system.
Quality of Care — Almanac Collection
Behavioral Health, Maternal Health
The Almanac reports in this collection examine the quality of health care in California. Topics range from maternal to end-of-life care, and quality metrics include look at behavioral health, chronic conditions, and patient safety.
Behavioral Health in California — Almanac Collection
The Almanac publications in this collection provide an overview of mental health and substance use in California. Using the most recent data available, these reports paint a picture of prevalence, supply and use of treatment providers, quality of care, and spending.
California’s Uninsured — Almanac Collection
Since the implementation of the Affordable Care Act, the uninsured rate in California has dropped dramatically. Even so, millions of Californians are without health insurance. This collection of California's Uninsured Almanac reports presents data on the state's uninsured population.
California’s Ambulatory Surgery Centers — Almanac Collection
Many surgeries are performed in freestanding, or “same-day,” ambulatory surgery centers (ASCs). This collection of current and past editions of California's Ambulatory Surgery Centers presents data on the supply, use, quality, and finances of freestanding ASCs in California.
California Health Insurers and Enrollment — Almanac Collection
This Almanac collection provides a look into California's health insurance market. Data from the Department of Managed Health Care, the California Department of Insurance, and other sources are used to examine market share, enrollment, financial performance, public coverage, and consumer satisfaction.
California’s Health Care Safety Net — Almanac Collection
The health care safety net composes a patchwork of programs and providers that serve Californians with low incomes. This collection of current and past editions of Almanac reports about the state's health care safety net presents data on who is being served and how care is being provided.