CHCF Goal: Laying the Foundation
Seeking COVID Justice Through Policy Change
September 13, 2021
Health Equity, Homelessness & Health Care
Public Health Advocates, a California organization that advances policies to reduce health disparities, created an initiative to respond to the deep-rooted inequities brought into focus by the pandemic.
Medi-Cal Behavioral Health Services: Demand Exceeds Supply Despite Expansions
Blue Sky Consulting Group
Behavioral Health, Medi-Cal
This paper is the second of two cross-site analyses drawn on insights from the seven publications in the 2020 Regional Market Report series. It explores factors contributing to behavioral health access issues, including workforce shortages and the complexity of the Medi-Cal system for behavioral health services. It also highlights efforts to improve and integrate services to Medi-Cal enrollees.
2021 Edition — California Employer Health Benefits
Heidi Whitmore, Jennifer Satorius
Workers in California are shouldering more of the costs for their health benefits, paying both a larger share of premiums and higher deductibles and copays. California Employer Health Benefits: Are Workers Covered? presents data from the 2020 California Health Benefits Survey.
The Financial Impact of COVID-19 on California Hospitals: January 2020 Through June 2021
Glenn Melnick, Susan Maerki
Health Care Costs
While hospital utilization fell dramatically during the COVID-19 pandemic, California's hospitals still recorded nearly $3.5 billion in net revenue in 2020, with Medi-Cal providing the greatest revenue increase.
2021 Edition — Medi-Cal Facts and Figures
Len Finocchio, James Paci, Matthew Newman, Blue Sky Consulting Group
Medi-Cal, Coverage Trends
Medi-Cal, California’s Medicaid program, is the state’s health insurance program for Californians with low incomes, including children, people with disabilities, and seniors. Get the latest data on this program, which covers one in three Californians.
The CHCF California Health Policy Survey
This representative survey of California adults is conducted annually and released early each year. It details not only California residents' attitudes about statewide health policies but also their experiences with the health care system, including physical health, behavioral health, and affordability of care.
Pandemic Pressures Increase Incidence of Postpartum Depression
August 9, 2021
Heather Tirado Gilligan
Maternal Health, Health Equity, Behavioral Health
Stories That Caught Our Attention: Without treatment, postpartum depression can prevent parent-child bonding and increase the risk of maternal suicide.