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External Publication
Medicaid is the largest single provider of healthcare coverage in the United States, covering 1 in every 5 Americans. But over the past 25 years, this public healthcare program has been largely privatized. Today, 70% of Medicaid beneficiaries — approximately 54 million Americans — receive their Medicaid coverage from a private insurance company.
External Publication
Medicaid is the largest single provider of healthcare coverage in the United States, covering 1 in every 5 Americans. But over the past 25 years, this public healthcare program has been largely privatized. Today, 70% of Medicaid beneficiaries — approximately 54 million Americans — receive their Medicaid coverage from a private insurance company.
Journal Article

Summary: Researchers compare the mental health outcomes of U.S.-born with immigrant caregivers of adult care recipients. They conducted a cross-sectional secondary analysis of the 2019 California Health Interview Survey (CHIS), administered via web or telephone to 22,152 participants between September and December 2019. 

Researchers characterized (1) caregivers and noncaregivers, and (2) U.S.-born versus immigrant caregivers. Then, they estimated and compared (3) the relationship between caregiving status and severe psychological distress among U.S.-born and immigrant respondents, and (4) correlates of severe psychological distress among U.S.-born and immigrant respondents.

Findings: Caregivers were more likely than noncaregivers to report severe psychological distress. Immigrant caregivers residing separately from their care recipient were significantly more likely to experience severe psychological distress.

Journal Article

Summary: Researchers compare the mental health outcomes of U.S.-born with immigrant caregivers of adult care recipients. They conducted a cross-sectional secondary analysis of the 2019 California Health Interview Survey (CHIS), administered via web or telephone to 22,152 participants between September and December 2019. 

Researchers characterized (1) caregivers and noncaregivers, and (2) U.S.-born versus immigrant caregivers. Then, they estimated and compared (3) the relationship between caregiving status and severe psychological distress among U.S.-born and immigrant respondents, and (4) correlates of severe psychological distress among U.S.-born and immigrant respondents.

Findings: Caregivers were more likely than noncaregivers to report severe psychological distress. Immigrant caregivers residing separately from their care recipient were significantly more likely to experience severe psychological distress.

External Publication
Authors examine the short-term implementation lessons from the Medi-Cal expansion to adults 50+ a year after its implementation to inform the planned expansion of full-scope Medi-Cal to adults 26 to 49 years of age in 2024. They also identify policy options to address undocumented immigrant adults aged 50 and over who will continue to be ineligible for Medi-Cal coverage because their incomes exceed the 138 percent FPL eligibility threshold.
External Publication
Authors examine the short-term implementation lessons from the Medi-Cal expansion to adults 50+ a year after its implementation to inform the planned expansion of full-scope Medi-Cal to adults 26 to 49 years of age in 2024. They also identify policy options to address undocumented immigrant adults aged 50 and over who will continue to be ineligible for Medi-Cal coverage because their incomes exceed the 138 percent FPL eligibility threshold.
Research Report
UCLA CHPR's Health Economics and Evaluation Research team was selected to conduct the evaluation of California's Health Homes Program (HHP), which was implemented to serve eligible Medi-Cal beneficiaries with complex needs and chronic conditions. Authors share findings in this final evaluation report.
Research Report
UCLA CHPR's Health Economics and Evaluation Research team was selected to conduct the evaluation of California's Health Homes Program (HHP), which was implemented to serve eligible Medi-Cal beneficiaries with complex needs and chronic conditions. Authors share findings in this final evaluation report.
Journal Article
While racial and ethnic disparities in unmet paid leave are well documented, little evidence of the intersecting role of citizenship status exists. Using data from the 2021 CHIS, this study examined disparities in unmet paid leave across race, ethnicity and citizenship status.
Journal Article
While racial and ethnic disparities in unmet paid leave are well documented, little evidence of the intersecting role of citizenship status exists. Using data from the 2021 CHIS, this study examined disparities in unmet paid leave across race, ethnicity and citizenship status.
External Publication
Each year ITUP releases Regional Health Coverage Fact Sheets for its ITUP Regional Workgroup (listening session) locations. These publications are overviews highlighting key coverage facts county-by-county. 
External Publication
Each year ITUP releases Regional Health Coverage Fact Sheets for its ITUP Regional Workgroup (listening session) locations. These publications are overviews highlighting key coverage facts county-by-county. 
Policy Brief
To better understand the mental health needs of the Black population in California, authors of this study used five years of pooled data (2017 to 2021) from the California Health Interview Survey (CHIS) to evaluate differences between Black adults as a single population versus Black adults as multiple populations with diverse racial and ethnic identities. 
Policy Brief
To better understand the mental health needs of the Black population in California, authors of this study used five years of pooled data (2017 to 2021) from the California Health Interview Survey (CHIS) to evaluate differences between Black adults as a single population versus Black adults as multiple populations with diverse racial and ethnic identities. 
Journal Article
Authors aimed to study the association of short-term daily total particulate matter (PM2.5) exposure with work loss due to sickness among adults living in California. They used 2015 to 2018 California Health Interview Survey data (CHIS) on adults in the workforce living in California.
Journal Article
Authors aimed to study the association of short-term daily total particulate matter (PM2.5) exposure with work loss due to sickness among adults living in California. They used 2015 to 2018 California Health Interview Survey data (CHIS) on adults in the workforce living in California.
Policy Brief
This policy brief uses California Health Interview Survey (CHIS) data to describe the financial, employment, and child care–related stressors the pandemic placed on families with young children. In addition, we examine changes in parental involvement behaviors that may have long-term effects on children’s development and health, and look at the disproportionate impacts experienced by families of color.
Policy Brief
This policy brief uses California Health Interview Survey (CHIS) data to describe the financial, employment, and child care–related stressors the pandemic placed on families with young children. In addition, we examine changes in parental involvement behaviors that may have long-term effects on children’s development and health, and look at the disproportionate impacts experienced by families of color.
External Publication
The purpose of this report is to share baseline data on medical debt burden and its impacts in L.A. County, along with a set of community-informed recommendations for how we can begin to address this critical issue at the local level.
External Publication
The purpose of this report is to share baseline data on medical debt burden and its impacts in L.A. County, along with a set of community-informed recommendations for how we can begin to address this critical issue at the local level.