Accessing health care in California can be a hurdle in itself. For our low-income, unhoused and vulnerable citizens, many of whom make up the 14 million Californians enrolled in Medi-Cal, finding and returning regularly to a usual source of care can be challenging. In my region of Riverside and San Bernardino counties, about 30% of … Read more

Health plans are currently gearing up for Medi-Cal managed care reprocurement, which is now slated to open Feb. 9 after DHCS pushed the date back a week. You can view the RFP schedule here. Keep reading for highlights from CHCF’s recent statewide health policy survey, an op-ed from Manifest Medex’s Mimi Hall about health data, and … Read more

This is the last Texas “5 Things” of 2022, and what a year it’s been! Those in the health policy world have been through a lot this year, so thank you for all the hard work you do to improve health care and for supporting our journalism. Registration is now open for our 2022 State of Reform … Read more

Last year, Sylvia, a low-income senior living with diabetes, faced a difficult choice. Experiencing a hyperglycemic episode, she weighed a costly trip to the emergency department against the risk of potentially exposing herself to COVID-19. She chose to get treatment, likely saving her life, but with proper diabetes management she could have avoided the visit … Read more

The kids are not all right. The more dangerous Delta COVID variant is far from the only health crisis our children are facing. Reports are showing that children are struggling with mental health, food insecurity, and obesity and backsliding on routine vaccinations. In California, we likely don’t know today the full extent of the pediatric … Read more