On the Art of Dying Well
February 21, 2019
Serious Illness & End-of-Life Care
A conversation with California author Katy Butler, whose new book spotlights the perverse financial incentives that promote overtreatment and overdiagnosis of patients while failing to reward relationships, thoughtfulness, and harm reduction.
2009 Edition — Medi-Cal Facts and Figures
Lewin Group, Ingenix Government Solutions
Coverage Trends, Medi-Cal
In 2009, Medi-Cal, California’s Medicaid program, was the main source of health care insurance for 6.8 million people, or one in six Californians. During the 2008 – 09 fiscal year, it drew $27 billion in federal funds into the state’s health care system and accounted for 19% of General Fund spending.
What to Expect in Health Policy Under a Divided Congress
January 8, 2019
Billy Wynne, Dawn Joyce
Expanding Health Coverage
Democrats have taken control of the US House of Representatives, while the GOP continues its dominion over the Senate. What will this "split Congress" mean for health care?
Mental Health Worker Shortage Takes Center Stage
December 14, 2018
Regardless of the outcome of the Kaiser Permanente mental health workers strike, the need for state health policy leaders to reduce California's worsening shortage of behavioral health providers is urgent.
Select Comments Opposing Proposed Public Charge Regulation
Medi-Cal, Coverage Trends
A compilation of organizational statements and official comments submitted to the Department of Homeland Security by health care organizations and philanthropies in opposition to the Trump administration's proposed changes to the public charge rule.
Comments on Proposed Regulation — Inadmissibility on Public Charge Grounds
Sandra R. Hernández
CHCF submitted this letter to express our strong opposition to the Department of Homeland Security's Notice of Proposed Rulemaking ("proposed rule") on "public charge," published in the Federal Register on October 10, 2018.
November 16, 2018
Xenia Shih Bion
Expanding Health Coverage, Medi-Cal
Stories that caught our attention this week: We want to take a moment to express our gratitude for those who provide care on the front lines, as well as those who work behind the scenes to make policy that ensures that all Californians have access to health care.
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.