How Medi-Cal’s Fiscal Balancing Act Could Soon Become More Challenging
March 18, 2019
Medi-Cal’s best-kept secret is that even with the program’s rising enrollment and costs in recent years, its financial impact on California’s General Fund has been relatively small. That could change amid uncertainty over new financing issues.
Public Charge Rule Could Prompt Up to 455,000 California Kids Who Need Care to Leave Medi-Cal
November 15, 2018
Leah Zallman, Karen Finnegan
New research from the Institute for Community Health estimates that the Trump administration’s proposed changes to the public charge rule could prompt up to 455,000 California children in need of medical attention to leave Medi-Cal.
The Arduous Road to Renewal of CHIP Funding
February 6, 2018
Billy Wynne, Dawn Joyce
After months of delays, Congress and the White House finally agreed to a six-year funding extension for the Children's Health Insurance Program (CHIP) — much to the relief of millions of children and pregnant women, as well as state officials across the country. Two health policy experts trace the tortuous path to approval.
The Health Implications of Tax Reform
December 19, 2017
Billy Wynne, Dawn Joyce, Devin Zatorski
Expanding Health Coverage, Payment & Financing, Telehealth
Tax legislation moving rapidly through Congress has far-reaching implications for health and health care. Three health policy experts summarize the health-relevant components of the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act.
How Would Tax Bills Affect Medicaid? Some Useful Resources
November 3, 2017
Medi-Cal, Payment & Financing
With tax legislation now at the top of the congressional agenda, CHCF has put together some useful resources that explain the profound impact the proposals could have on the health care system.
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.