CHCF Goal: Improving Access to Coverage and Care
How Many in Your Area Are Covered by the Affordable Care Act?
Coverage Trends, Medi-Cal
This is an overview of the Affordable Care Act’s role in providing health care coverage to Californians, which is especially important during the COVID-19 pandemic. However, the ACA remains under threat. See how many people in your local area are covered under the ACA.
Clinicians Call for Making COVID-19 Emergency Telehealth Benefits Permanent
August 21, 2020
Elizabeth Morrison, Elizabeth Horevitz
Behavioral Health, Telehealth
Telehealth has shown itself to be a critical tool for increasing access to vital behavioral health services and reducing health inequity.
Community Health Workers
Health Equity, Workforce
Community health workers and promotores have long played a vital role in promoting health and well-being, particularly in communities historically not well served by the health care system. The need to expand this important workforce takes on new urgency in the face of the COVID-19 pandemic.
With the implementation of the Affordable Care Act (ACA), the health insurance landscape changed dramatically in California. Fewer Californians are uninsured, more than one in three is now enrolled in Medi-Cal, and over a million purchase insurance through the ACA-mandated health insurance marketplace, Covered California. CHCF reports analyze and track trends in health insurance coverage, how much that coverage costs, and who remains uninsured.
San Francisco Puts Community Paramedics on Front Lines of the Pandemic
July 28, 2020
Homelessness & Health Care, Workforce
It's no easy task to find people who lack shelter, have substance use disorders, and mistrust authorities — and then persuade them to move into a quarantine site.
Video: How Health Center Patients Benefit Under Patient-Centered Payment
Payment & Financing, Medi-Cal
This short animated video explains how old payment rules are hurting three fictional health center patients, Veronica, Michael, and Janelle, and how each would benefit under the switch to patient-centered payment.
June 26, 2020
Webinar — Challenges and Opportunities for Community Health Centers During the COVID-19 Pandemic
June 26, 2020
CHCF hosted a webinar on June 26 to hear three community health center leaders discuss challenges and opportunities for their organizations and patients during the COVID-19 pandemic.