California, which has embraced and prepared for reform more aggressively than most states, might have the most to lose if the rules change. We asked policymakers and stakeholders how California should respond if the U.S. Supreme Court strikes down part or all of the Affordable Care Act.
With the Affordable Care Act poised to dramatically change the state's health care system, should California be reconsidering special health care districts that generate and consume millions of dollars every year? We asked experts to weigh in.
Creating a statewide insurance exchange has been compared to drawing plans for a skyscraper while pouring the foundation -- under a tight deadline. We invited experts and stakeholders to share advice with designers and builders of the California Health Benefit Exchange.
California hospitals, already under significant financial pressure in 2012, may have to contend with two proposed state ballot initiatives that would increase charity care provisions for some hospitals and limit what hospitals can charge patients. We asked stakeholders to weigh in on the initiatives.
The Obama administration earlier this month announced its initial set of health care quality measures in accordance with the Affordable Care Act. A California group recently released its suggestions for meaningful and usable measures. We asked California policymakers and stakeholders how California should measure quality in health care.
State officials face a key decision in orchestrating a shift into managed care for more than one million Californians who are beneficiaries of both Medicare and Medi-Cal: How to enroll people in the new plans. We asked stakeholders and experts to discuss pros and cons of various enrollment options.
With a new law in the books this fall -- the California Telehealth Advancement Act -- California is poised to move audio-visual technology into the medical mainstream. We asked experts what California policymakers and health care providers can do to make the transition proceed smoothly and effectively.
We asked experts and policymakers how the state can best take advantage of competition and consolidation in the health care industry to ensure that the entire system -- and ultimately California consumers -- benefit.
San Francisco's previously uninsured residents seem to be getting healthier, and health care providers generally are satisfied with the country's first effort to provide government-sponsored health care access to all residents, according to a new report. We asked policymakers and experts what the rest of the state might glean from Healthy San Francisco.
Obesity rates in California have more than doubled since 1990, and if current trends continue, more than half of the state's adults will be obese by 2030, according to new research. We asked legislators and policy analysts how the state should deal with the problem.
California is the only state with two bureaucracies keeping tabs on health insurers. Should California consolidate health care regulation in one agency? If so, how and when? We asked experts and stakeholders to weigh in.
California -- like many parts of the country -- is facing a shortage of family physicians on the eve of a significant expansion of the health care system. We asked experts and stakeholders what California policymakers can do to encourage a healthy supply of care providers.
What will it mean for Californians if the Legislature passes and the governor signs a bill giving state government the authority to reject health insurance premium increases it deems unjustified?
We asked experts and stakeholders to weigh in on a bill in Congress that would exempt insurance brokers' fees from being classified as administrative costs under the Affordable Care Act's medical loss ratio provisions.
California counties' role in delivering health care using a patchwork of federal and state programs and funding is about to become more complex, if not more difficult, because of health care reform and budget constraints. We asked stakeholders and experts how policymakers could best navigate new waters.