The CHCF Blog
The California Health Care Foundation draws on experts from inside and outside CHCF to share their health policy insights on this blog.
What Will Consumers Pay in Premiums for Covered California Silver Plans in 2017?
Covered California's fourth annual open enrollment begins November 1. Explore how the 2017 premiums for the second-lowest cost silver plan vary across the 19 pricing regions, and the premium subsidies for which consumers are eligible based on their income.
This Is the Moment for California Latinos to Vote for Stronger, Healthier Communities
Sandra R. Hernández
If you have Latino friends or family who say they just haven't gotten around to participating in the democratic process, encourage them to register and to vote for a health care system that works for all Californians.
The CCC Warmline: Substance Use Consultation for Providers Is Just a Phone Call Away
Carolyn Chu, Ron Goldschmidt
Opioid Safety, Telehealth
With primary care providers managing the substance use needs of more patients, confidential expert advice often is essential. Now UCSF offers this consultation service to clinicians by phone at no charge.
New Resource Demystifies Medi-Cal’s Mental Health Coverage Under the ACA
Behavioral Health, Medi-Cal
Many of the 13 million Medi-Cal beneficiaries are unaware of the 2014 expansion of Medi-Cal mental health coverage. Resources are now available to help the public understand and use these benefits.
Turning the Tide on California’s Opioid Epidemic
Sandra R. Hernández
The human toll of the opioid epidemic has been staggering, and the US surgeon general has given the nation a wake-up call. Sandra Hernández explains CHCF's statewide strategy and tactics to put an end to this tragedy.
Making Tech Innovation Work in Health Care
Telehealth, Investing in Innovation
The CHCF Health Innovation Fund sees many companies with a lot of ideas, and it can be hard to tell what will break through. Here are six things startups can do to avoid significant roadblocks and bureaucratic red tape.
Reining in California’s Skyrocketing Diabetes Epidemic
Medi-Cal, Health Care Costs
Diabetes cost California an estimated $24.5 billion in 2011 and its cost could climb to $39 billion by 2021. Remarkably, California spends only three cents per person each year on diabetes prevention — less than any other state.