Public Opinion & Surveys
Listening to Black Californians: How the Health Care System Undermines Their Pursuit of Good Health
Linda Cummings, PhD
To identify solutions for dismantling persistent health inequities among Black Californians, CHCF commissioned a study that listens deeply to Black Californians talking about their experiences with racism and health care. This report summarizes in-depth interviews with 100 Black Californians and 18 focus groups, as well as a statewide survey of 3,325 adult Black Californians.
Effective Messaging About the Medi-Cal Expansion to Older Adults
Expanding Health Coverage
As of May 2022, Californians age 50 and older with low incomes can enroll in Medi-Cal regardless of their immigration status. Focus groups among newly eligible Los Angeles residents sought to identify what information and messages were most effective at encouraging enrollment.
State and Federal Relief Prevented Deep Backslide in Health Care Affordability in California in 2020
Health Care Costs
This analysis of the 2020 California Health Insurance Survey shows that Californians were largely protected from experiencing a major erosion in their ability to pay for health insurance and care during the first year of the pandemic.
Health Insurance and Health Care Affordability Perceptions Among Individual Insurance Market Enrollees in California in 2021
Vicki Fung, Mary Price, John Hsu
Health Care Costs
This 2021 survey sought to better understand if Californians purchasing their health insurance on the individual market perceived their coverage to be affordable.
Access, Affordability, and Respect: California Poll Shows Benefits Associated with Having a Primary Care Provider
Rebecca Catterson, Lucy Bailey
An analysis of poll findings reveals significant differences between insured Californians who have a primary care provider and those who do not across topics related to health care utilization, experience, affordability, and health behaviors.
WATCH: Why This Is the Moment for California to Reshape the Future of Medi-Cal
March 17, 2022
When podcaster Ben Plumley wondered whether California will show the nation how to expand accessible, affordable coverage to low-income populations and communities of color, he turned to CHCF president and CEO Sandra R. Hernández, MD, to get the story.
The 2022 CHCF California Health Policy Survey
Rebecca Catterson, Lucy Bailey, Emily Alvarez
One in four Californians had trouble paying a medical bill in the last 12 months, and one in five say they or someone close to them experienced a period of homelessness in the past five years. This statewide survey also captures Californians' health care priorities for the governor and legislature to address.
For One in Five Californians, Homelessness Is Personal, CHCF Survey Finds
January 27, 2022
Homelessness & Health Care
The findings underscore the urgency of collaboration to ensure success of the nascent CalAIM initiative to integrate Medi-Cal more seamlessly with social services.
The CHCF California Health Policy Survey
This representative survey of California adults is conducted annually and released early each year. It details not only California residents' attitudes about statewide health policies but also their experiences with the health care system, including physical health, behavioral health, and affordability of care.