California’s uninsured rate has steadily dropped since the implementation of the Affordable Care Act in 2014. In 2013, California’s uninsured rate was 17%. In 2016, California’s uninsured rate reached a historic low of 7.1%, according to estimates from the National Health Interview Survey (NHIS). There are currently less than 3 million uninsured Californians.
Estimates from the NHIS represent the most current information on the uninsured. Current estimates of California’s remaining uninsured vary from 7.1% to 8.6% depending on which source is used and the timeframe for the estimate. All of these sources do reflect the dramatic drop in California’s uninsured rate post ACA implementation.
Below are detailed excel sheets of the 2014 Office of Statewide Health Planning and Development (OSHPD) hospital utilization and financial data. As 2014 marks the start of ACA implementation, the data is a good measure of the changes that took place as a result of the law. Hospitals were analyzed by region, […] more
ITUP conducts a series of regional and statewide issue workgroups every year and provides executive summaries of all proceedings. These summaries provide an overview of the main topics of discussion, ranging from local enrollment success and challenges, local reform initiatives, and developing issues that stakeholders are grappling with. Regional Workgroups […] more
ITUP conducted a series of regional and statewide issue workgroups in 2015. Regional workgroups are hosted throughout the state and focus on the health needs of local communities. The statewide issue workgroups focus on key health reform implementation issues facing California. Executive summaries are available here to provide an overview of […] more
|June 15, 2015||Posted by Lucien Wulsin under Los Angeles, Orange, San Diego, Special Features, The Uninsured||
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
ITUP conducts a series of regional and statewide issue workgroups every year and provides executive summaries of all proceedings in addition to compiling relevant materials for workgroup. Below you can find all of the materials from the 2013 and 2014 Workgroups: 2014 ITUP hosted seven regional workgroups in 2014. To […] more
The Evolving Safety Net in Southern California: Building New Models of Care for the Remaining Uninsured
|October 9, 2014||Posted by ITUP under Central Valley, Inland Empire, Los Angeles, Orange, San Diego, The Uninsured, Workgroups||
Throughout the summer of 2014, ITUP met with health care leaders in Southern California to discuss caring for the remaining uninsured post-ACA implementation, building consensus and strengthening collaboration. Through one-on-one interviews with stakeholders, county-specific meetings bringing together a myriad of stakeholders, and extensive data analysis, we prepared in-depth reports on […] more
Integrating Medical Care with Mental Health and Substance Use Disorder Services in L.A. County: A Status Report
|October 31, 2012||Posted by Neelam Gupta under Legislation/Policy, Los Angeles, Public Coverage, The Uninsured||
An opportunity exists to integrate mental health and substance use disorder (SUD) services with medical care in a patient-centered manner under the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (ACA) and federal parity requirements. Survey results on health care preferences of low-income Californians suggest that the safety net should provide more […] more
|January 20, 2012||Posted by Mike Sloyan under Los Angeles, Los Angeles, Special Features, The Uninsured, Workgroups||
Overview LA Health Action (LAHA)[i] convened the Strategy Team for Access, Reform and Transformation (START) in the fall of 2010 to create strong, effective L.A. County partnerships to prepare local safety net institutions for federal health reform. Background LAHA commissioned Harbage Consulting to conduct interviews with key thought leaders from […] more