Public Opinion & Surveys
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.
California Survey Finds Strong Support for Behavioral Health Benefits
June 21, 2017
Behavioral Health, Expanding Health Coverage
Meaningful insurance coverage of mental health and substance use disorder is a reality for millions more people under the ACA, and Californians recognize its value.
Poll Reveals Californians’ Views on ACA, Medi-Cal, and Insurance for Behavioral Health Treatment
Expanding Health Coverage, Coverage Trends, Medi-Cal
A statewide Berkeley IGS poll shows that support for the ACA is at an all-time high, and there is strong bipartisan agreement on the importance of Medi-Cal to California.
Two Years After ACA Implementation: Coverage Gains Continued and Fewer Affordability Concerns Cited
December 15, 2016
Coverage Trends, Payment & Financing
The uninsured rate in California reached historic lows two years after the implementation of the ACA, according to data from the 2015 California Health Interview Survey.
Doing What Works: The Public’s Perspectives on Reducing Unnecessary, Harmful, or Wasteful Care
Center for Healthcare Decisions
Health Care Costs
Over 100 California residents were asked about which strategies are most acceptable for reducing the use of harmful and/or wasteful medical care. Read the report and register for a May 19 webinar.
Room for Improvement: Consumers’ Experience Enrolling Online with Covered California
gotoresearch, Claudia Page
Expanding Health Coverage
How did consumers fare during Covered California's third open enrollment period? User testing reveals that enrolling in health coverage online remains a challenge.
Perceptions of the Appropriateness of Care in California Adult Intensive Care Units
Matthew Anstey, John Adams, Elizabeth McGlynn
Serious Illness & End-of-Life Care
Researchers have found that patients often receive treatment in the ICU that neither matches their preferences nor is likely to benefit them.
Survey on Mental Health Care: Californian Attitudes and Awareness
Expanding Health Coverage, Behavioral Health, Coverage Trends
A CHCF-sponsored Field Poll finds that most Californians think mental health treatment can improve lives, yet 3 in 10 don't know if their health plans cover such care.