Six Facts About Undocumented Californians
Medi-Cal, Insurance Coverage
A new analysis of data from the most recent California Health Interview Survey reveals six key facts about the age, race/ethnicity, income, work status, and insurance status of California's undocumented population.
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.
2018 Edition — Health Care Costs 101
Health Care Costs, Payment & Financing
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, Health Care Costs 101: A Continuing Economic Threat, details how much is spent on health care in the US, which services are purchased, and who pays.
Jake, Tina, Bill, and Elena: The Faces of California’s Three Million Uninsured
Insurance Coverage, Medi-Cal, ACA/Health Reform
This video explores the reasons why three million Californians live without coverage through four characters: Jake, Tina, Bill, and Elena. See the barriers that stand between them and coverage — and what California can do to help.
Eliminating the ACA’s Individual Mandate: How Would California Fare?
ACA/Health Reform, Insurance Coverage
The federal tax law of 2017 eliminates, beginning in 2019, the ACA's financial penalty for not having health insurance. This paper describes how ACA provisions promote enrollment, the potential impact of the elimination of the penalty, and why California may wish to impose a state-based penalty.
Older Californians Struggle to Afford Lowest-Cost Plans on Covered California
Older Californians who earn slightly above the maximum to qualify for federal ACA subsidies are particularly vulnerable to the high cost of health coverage in the individual market. Even the lowest-cost Covered California bronze plans have premiums that can be out of range. Explore the data from your region.
Community Paramedicine in California: Overview of Pilot Projects
California is piloting the use of community paramedicine to improve the effectiveness and efficiency of health care delivery. Specially trained paramedics are partnered with other providers to meet local health care needs. These one-pagers describe the six concepts being piloted throughout the state.
How Many in Your Area Are Uninsured — and Why?
The state is considering a variety of proposals to cover the remaining three million Californians who lack insurance. Explore data that show the number of remaining uninsured in California by region and eligibility.
Short-Term Plans Could Bring Long-Term Risks to California’s Individual Market
Insurance Coverage, ACA/Health Reform
The Trump administration could cause an expansion of short-term, limited-duration insurance in California. This report discusses the potential implications for California's individual health insurance market.
Intended Consequences: Modernizing Medi-Cal Rate Setting to Improve Health and Manage Costs
Manatt Health, Optumas Healthcare
Medi-Cal, Payment & Financing
The current Medi-Cal rate-setting methodology can hurt health plans that invest in initiatives that lower costs (such as care coordination), thereby discouraging more plans from making those investments. A new rate-setting methodology is needed.
Evaluation of a Collaborative Maternal Mental Health Care Pilot
Maternal Mental Health Now (MMHN) established a model of collaborative care at three federally qualified health centers in Los Angeles. Outside evaluators documented whether this model achieved the desired outcomes at each clinical site, and assessed the potential for spread to reach underserved perinatal populations.