The Medi-Cal Program: An Overview
Margaret Tatar, Health Management Associates, Athena Chapman, Chapman Consulting
This publication offers an overview of the Medi-Cal program, which provides health coverage in California for low-income children and their parents, pregnant women, seniors, and nonelderly adults, including people with disabilities.
2016 Edition — California’s Uninsured
After the implementation of the Affordable Care Act (ACA), the uninsured rate in California dropped from 16% in 2013 to 11% in 2014. However, 3.8 million Californians under 65 still remained uninsured. Get the data from this Almanac report.
2013 Edition — California’s Uninsured
California had the greatest number of uninsured residents of any state, 7 million, and the seventh largest percentage of uninsured residents under 65 in the United States. This Almanac report takes a closer look at the state's uninsured population in 2012 before full implementation of the ACA.
2012 Edition — California’s Uninsured
In 2011, California had the largest total number of people under 65 years old without health insurance — 7.1 million — of any state in the nation. This Almanac report provides data on the state's uninsured population.
2009 Edition — Medi-Cal Facts and Figures
Lewin Group, Ingenix Government Solutions
Insurance Coverage, Medi-Cal
In 2009, Medi-Cal, California’s Medicaid program, was the main source of health care insurance for 6.8 million people, or one in six Californians. During the 2008 – 09 fiscal year, it drew $27 billion in federal funds into the state’s health care system and accounted for 19% of General Fund spending.
How to Pay for It: MAT in Community Health Centers
Sandra Newman, Tammy Fisher
Behavioral Health, Payment & Financing
Medication-assisted treatment is effective, but can be costly. This paper outlines five strategies that community health centers can use to fund their MAT programs.
Promise and Pitfalls: A Look at California’s Regional Health Information Organizations
Investing in Innovation, Data Exchange
This report examines the various types of health information exchange resources available to provider organizations in California. It focuses on the role of nonprofit regional health information organizations and profiles the largest nine currently operating in the state.