Public Opinion & Surveys
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.
Speaking Up: Findings from 2019 Focus Groups and Interviews with Californians with Low Incomes
Jen Joynt, Rebecca Catterson, Lucy Bailey
A series of focus groups and in-depth interviews with Californians with low incomes in 2019 revealed common themes in their health care needs, wants and values.
Listening to Californians with Low Incomes
Between 2019 and 2021, CHCF funded a major research project to better understand the health care experiences, needs, and values of Californians with low incomes, including understanding changes during the COVID-19 pandemic. Below are key findings and insights from the project.
Listening to Californians with Low Incomes: How They Experience the Health Care System and What It Means for the Future
Jen Joynt, Lucy Bailey, Rebecca Catterson
Telehealth, Workforce, Medi-Cal
Explore key findings and implications for the future from a statewide survey of California residents with low incomes who received care between March 2019 and August 2020. The survey included an oversampling of residents with low incomes.
COVID-19 Tracking Poll, May 2021: Views from California Health Care Providers on the Front Lines
Goodwin Simon Strategic Research
Telehealth, Behavioral Health
This statewide survey of health care providers assesses their mental health and morale, the pandemic's financial impact on their practices, and providers' view of California's readiness for futures emergencies.