Special Features

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


California’s next §1115 waiver provides an important opportunity to improve health outcomes for over 10 million Californians. We wanted to share our thinking on possible directions. We have completed our nine regional workgroups throughout the state and our stakeholder convenings in Southern California counties. So these comments are informed by […] more


Latest Reports

The role of the Medi-Cal program in providing health care to Californians reentering the community from the criminal justice system expanded substantially in 2014. All citizens and legal permanent residents with incomes up to 138% FPL are now eligible,[1] and many individuals without minor dependent children in their households will […] more


California’s decision to expand its Medicaid program provides federal funding opportunities to improve the health of its most vulnerable residents. Individuals experiencing homelessness have much to gain from Medi-Cal coverage, particularly considering that the homeless are in poorer health than their housed counterparts. Studies show that there is great potential […] more


Latest Blog Posts

This month’s Covered California board meeting was quick and simple, focusing on open enrollment, upcoming changes to the board, and changes to the plan contracts and standardized benefit design. Board Changes Bob Ross of the California Endowment announced that he is resigning from the board, effective December 31. He was […] more


This morning, Supervisor Sheila Kuehl was the featured guest at the Community Clinic Association of Los Angeles County’s Policy Cafe. To the clinics and stakeholders in attendance, she expressed a desire “break the rules” and break down silos between different county departments responsible for health and human services. She additionally […] more