ACA PROGRESS TRACKER:
The latest 2013 and 2014 California Health Interview Survey data are used in California Healthcare Foundation’s ACA 411, an online tool that lets users track the progress of ACA reforms in California. The tool, developed with the State Health Access Data Assistance Center, features more than 50 indicators that measure access to and cost and affordability of health care.
the recession that began in 2008, uninsured Californians were
more likely to be older, U.S.-born, with lower house-hold incomes and
more likely to be employed and looking for work, regardless of the
impact of the recession at county level, accordingarticle by the
Center's Shana Alex Charles in the California Journal of Politics and
Policy. Reduced federal payments and costly improvements required under health reform are putting safety net hospitals at greater risk for closure, according to a Capital Public Radio story. Center Director Gerald Kominski said closure of safety-net hospitals in low-income neighborhoods would place an even bigger burden on vulnerable populations. Read the s