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.
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.
Medi-Cal is the foundation of California’s health care safety net and a major component of the state’s budget. The Medi-Cal Explained series provides an overview of the program, including the people it serves, the services it provides, and how it is organized, managed, and financed.
Medi-Cal Facts and Figures — Almanac Collection
Coverage Trends, Medi-Cal
Medi-Cal is the state’s health insurance program for Californians with low incomes, 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.
Medication-Assisted Treatment for Opioid Use Disorder
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.
Changes to Public Charge Rule
On August 12, 2019, the federal government finalized radical changes to “public charge” rules in an effort to disqualify many immigrants from gaining permanent residency in the US. The rule went into effect in California on February 24, 2020, even as multiple legal challenges continue to move through the federal courts. The US Citizenship and Immigration Service has announced that immigrants can seek testing, treatment, and prevention of COVID-19 without fearing immigration consequences due to public charge.