A Guide to Graduate Medical Education Funding in California
University of California, San Francisco, The Robert Graham Center
This comprehensive overview describes landscape of graduate medical education funding in California, including funding sources, amounts, and their distribution across the state.
California’s Uninsured: Progress Toward Universal Coverage
Insurance Coverage, ACA/Health Reform
Since the implementation of the ACA in 2014, the uninsured rate in California dropped to an all-time low of 9% in 2016. However, 2.9 million Californians remained uninsured. This Almanac report takes a look at who was uninsured in 2016.
Medi-Cal Moves Addiction Treatment into the Mainstream
Molly Brassil, Carol Backstrom, Erynne Jones
Behavioral Health, Medi-Cal, Opioid Safety
A fundamental shift is underway in California to expand, improve, and reorganize Medi-Cal’s system for treating people with substance use disorders. This report summarizes the experiences of the first counties to implement this new approach.
Overcoming Data-Sharing Challenges in the Opioid Epidemic
Robert Belfort, Alex Dworkowitz
Behavioral Health, Opioid Safety
Federal confidentiality rules, such as the "Part 2" rules, can be a stumbling block for primary care practices seeking to integrate substance use disorder treatment. This paper summarizes the rules and outlines steps that practices can take to coordinate care and stay within the law.
California Employer Health Benefits: Workers Shoulder More Costs
Heidi Whitmore, Jon Gabel
California's workers are shouldering more of the costs for their health care with increasing premiums and higher deductibles and copays. This Almanac report presents data from the 2017 California Employer Health Benefits Survey.
California’s Physicians: Headed for a Drought?
Janet Coffman, Margaret Fix, Michelle Ko
According to data from physician surveys, California's medical doctors are unevenly distributed across the state, and new doctors aren't being trained in great enough numbers to address this imbalance.
Perceptions of Affordability Among Individual Market Enrollees in California in 2017
Insurance Coverage, Health Care Costs
A 2017 survey of Californians enrolled in the individual health insurance market reveals that 40% had trouble paying premiums and about one in four who needed care delayed care due to cost.
Health Care Costs 101: A Continuing Economic Threat
Health Care Costs
US health spending reached $3.3 trillion in 2016, and is expected to grow faster than the economy over the next decade. This Almanac report details how much is spent on health care in the US, which services are purchased, and who pays.
Plan Choice for Covered California Consumers, 2017 vs. 2018
ACA/Health Reform, Insurance Coverage
While a relatively robust number of health plans continue to participate in Covered California, there was a slight decline in the number of plan choices available to consumers in 2018.