Special Features

In this paper we look at six Southern California counties, their implementation of the Affordable Care Act and care and financing for the remaining uninsured in the local safety nets. The landscape has changed swiftly and dramatically from large numbers of uninsured seeking care in over-burdened and under-financed county health […] more


This four part series examines the upcoming Medicaid Waiver. Section 1 is background on waivers; Section 2 reviews California’s implementation of the Affordable Care Act; Section 3 provides 2012 data on Southern California’s safety nets on the eve of ACA implementation, and Section 4 discusses the 11 key issues brought […] more


Latest Reports

Despite predictions otherwise, California continues to recover from the impacts of the Great Recession. The unemployment rate has decreased to 6.3%, reflecting an ongoing trend of job growth in the state. From April 2014 through April 2015, 457,300 jobs were created reflecting employment increases across eight employment categories (mining and […] more


In the wake of the Affordable Care Act’s implementation, counties throughout the State continue to strive to meet the expectations set by the new law to better serve Medi-Cal beneficiaries. This includes providing more coordinated and integrated care that leads to improved service access and quality, better health outcomes, and […] more


Latest Blog Posts

San Francisco is pioneering yet again. It’s proposing to modernize the “City Option” by creating a new Bridge to Coverage and expanding its Healthy San Francisco program for the remaining uninsured. Most city businesses either offer coverage to their employees or help pay for their care through medical reimbursement accounts […] more


Covered California has announced its 2016 premiums. It reports that the over-all increase (weighted average, assuming purchasing patterns are the same as last year) is 4%. The average increase for the lowest priced bronze plans is 3.3%. The increase in premiums for the lowest priced silver plan is 1.5% and […] more