ACA Reduces Racial/Ethnic Disparities in Health Coverage Rates in California
New data from the California Health Insurance Survey show that coverage in California remained stable in 2016–17. Of particular note is how the Affordable Care Act has narrowed disparities in coverage between different racial and ethnic groups.
Changing Public Charge Immigration Rules: The Potential Impact on Children Who Need Care
Leah Zallman, Karen Finnegan
This issue brief explores how a proposed change to public charge laws and their impact on immigration could affect children with medical needs.
What’s at Stake for Health Care in Your District This Midterm Election?
On November 6, 2018, Californians will head to the polls and vote for who will represent them in Congress. The outcome of races could have significant implications for health care in California and nationwide. Find out what's at stake in your district.
2018 Edition — Substance Use in California
About 8% of Californians met criteria for substance use disorder, but only 10% of people with a substance use disorder received any type of treatment. CHCF's first Almanac publication to address this topic provides an overview of substance use and addiction in the state.
California’s Physician Assistants: How Scope of Practice Laws Impact Care
Timothy Bates, Joanne Spetz, Miranda Werts
Health Care Costs, Providers, Workforce
Physician assistants (PAs) provide high-quality care and are more likely to work in rural areas and with underserved populations than are physicians. This paper offers an overview of how PAs operate in California, and explores the research behind the evidence for practice expansion.