Facts and Figures on the ACA in California: What We’ve Gained and What We Stand to Lose
Expanding Health Coverage, Coverage Trends, Medi-Cal
With Donald Trump as president and a Republican-controlled Congress, the ACA is in jeopardy of being partially or completely repealed. In light of these potential changes, what does California stand to lose?
Ian Morrison’s Prospective Perspective
October 21, 2016
Expanding Health Coverage, Medi-Cal
In two short videos, futurist and former CHCF board member Ian Morrison compares the health policies espoused by the two major US presidential candidates and discusses future Medi-Cal innovations.
Balancing the Books: How Affordable Is Health Insurance Through Covered California When Local Cost of Living Is Taken Into Account?
Coverage Trends, Payment & Financing
A county-by-county analysis shows what a typical household needs to earn to cover basic living expenses as well as health insurance through Covered California.
When the Price Is Not Right: State Options on Prescription Drug Pricing
Marge Ginsburg, Shauna Durbin, Jeffrey Hoch, Susan Perez, Dominique Ritley
Health Care Costs, Payment & Financing
Rapidly rising drug prices have caught the attention of health care leaders, who are calling for drug pricing policy reform. What can California do to address this problem?
ACA Reduced Health Cost Burden Among African Americans in California
June 2, 2016
Medi-Cal, Coverage Trends
It's important not to let rhetoric overshadow facts. The ACA, while not perfect, is resulting in improvements in access to health insurance and therefore access to health care.
Californians with Individual Health Insurance Spent Almost $2,500 Less on Care in Year One of Health Reform
May 25, 2016
Amy Adams, Sam Patnoe
Median out-of-pocket spending for families with individual coverage dropped sharply in 2014 as the Affordable Care Act was implemented.
Consumers Enrolling Online with Covered California Say There’s Room for Improvement
February 8, 2016
Research on three consecutive open enrollment periods identifies important obstacles confronting California consumers when shopping online for health insurance.
Landmark Changes in Insurance Coverage Lead to Acceleration in 2014 National Health Care Spending
January 8, 2016
National health spending accelerated in 2014 as more Americans gained health coverage through individual insurance or expanded Medicaid eligibility.
Coverage and Access Disparities Between Whites and Latinos Persist
December 1, 2015
While Latinos in California have experienced important improvements in access to health insurance and care under the Affordable Care Act, they continue to lag behind Whites in important measures.
October 28, 2015
Webinar — Addressing Affordability of Health Insurance at the Local Level
October 28, 2015
Hear about research done in San Francisco to understand how local coverage programs can be adapted to reflect the new eligibility parameters for subsidized coverage through Covered California, the state's marketplace for individual coverage.
Better Shop Around: Out-of-Pocket Prescription Drug Costs in Covered California Plans
Expanding Health Coverage
Consumers with chronic diseases face challenging trade-offs when choosing health coverage, especially when it comes to out-of-pocket drug costs. We offer five examples.