Infographic: The Overmedicalization of Childbirth
This infographic highlights results from a survey of California mothers that finds women are getting too many unwanted and unneeded interventions during childbirth, even when less invasive alternatives are available.
California’s Nurse Practitioners: How Scope of Practice Laws Impact Care
California is one of a handful of states that restricts nurse practitioners' ability to work without physician oversight. This paper examines how these restrictions impact care.
A Guide to Graduate Medical Education Funding in California
University of California, San Francisco, The Robert Graham Center
This comprehensive overview describes the landscape of graduate medical education (GME) funding in California, including sources, amounts, and distribution across the state. This series also includes a report outlining recommendations for expanding GME and seven issue briefs covering key issues facing GME in this state.
2018 Edition — California’s Uninsured
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.
2018 Edition — California Employer Health Benefits
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, California Employer Health Benefits: Workers Shoulder More Costs, presents data from the 2017 California Employer Health Benefits Survey.
California’s Physician Supply and Distribution: 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.
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.