Public Opinion & Surveys
How Do Low-Income Californians Experience Health Care?
April 30, 2019
Senior program officer Carlina Hansen discusses a CHCF project focused on how real-world experiences form the attitudes and expectations of people with low incomes about California's health care system.
Lawmakers Focus on Mental Health — Especially in Medi-Cal
March 20, 2019
Behavioral Health, Medi-Cal
The California legislature is considering dozens of bills related to behavioral health and the mental health care system. CHCF's associate director for High-Value Care gave lawmakers an overview of mental health in the state.
Not Listening to Mothers
September 12, 2018
Behavioral Health, Maternal Health, Medi-Cal
A new major survey finds a significant disconnect between the maternity care women want and the care they end up getting. The results of Listening to Mothers in California, released today, reveal what is and isn’t working with maternity care in the Golden State.
The Individual Mandate Penalty Is Ending. Californians May Pay the Price.
March 13, 2018
Expanding Health Coverage, Coverage Trends
With the individual mandate penalty scheduled to be removed next year, a new Harvard study projects a significant impact on both California and the nation.
Health Care Matters to Latinos. And Their Health Matters to California.
January 25, 2018
Sandra R. Hernández
When it comes to health care, perhaps no group has as much at stake as California's 15 million Latinos. With the gubernatorial race heating up, this is a good time to explore some of the reasons why.
Medi-Cal: A Program and a Population That Work
January 16, 2018
Expanding Health Coverage, Medi-Cal
While the federal government has opened the door for states to impose work requirements on people who use Medicaid, data show that a vast majority of nondisabled recipients are already in working families.
Data Show Medicaid Expansion Benefited Family Finances
November 17, 2017
Health Care Costs, Medi-Cal
Researchers have found that the Affordable Care Act's Medicaid expansion is associated with declining medical debt, fewer personal bankruptcies, improved credit scores, and reduced reliance on predatory lending practices.
Three Years In, ACA Gains Hold Steady in California
November 2, 2017
Coverage Trends, Medi-Cal
California's uninsured rate remained at historic lows in 2016, with dramatic and statistically significant declines in the uninsured rate across income levels, race/ethnicity, and geography.