We asked stakeholders and experts what steps state policymakers could take to address questions surrounding eligibility for Medi-Cal long-term care coverage.
We asked experts and stakeholders to suggest strategies in the building and operation of California's new health insurance exchange that would minimize beneficiaries' moving in and out of coverage -- known as "churning."
If efforts to repeal the Affordable Care Act are successful -- either in Congress or the Supreme Court -- what happens next in California? We asked stakeholders and policymakers what direction health care reform might take if the current path is blocked.
Health care consumers have a new tool launched in January by the federal government -- a website allowing head-to-head comparisons of physicians. We asked experts how comparison tools like this might change the way health care is delivered.
If value-based purchasing of health care spreads as many predict it will, would a logical next step be to reward consumers for choosing a low-priced alternative by sharing some of the profit? We asked insurers, consumer advocates, employers and employer groups to weigh in.
California plans to link $40 million in Medi-Cal rate increases to a new pay-for-performance system in nursing homes, and the governor recently signed into law a reauthorization of minimum staffing levels. We invited stakeholders to share opinions on how those changes might affect care quality.
A couple of recent efforts to increase pricing transparency in California hospitals have stalled. We asked stakeholders whether the public should have more access to hospital prices.
The arrival of national health reform offers opportunities to improve the way California's health care system deals with chronic conditions. We asked stakeholders how policymakers, legislators, health care providers and insurers could best take advantage of these opportunities.
More California adults are obese or overweight than those who aren't and almost 40% of children in public schools in California are overweight or obese, according to recent research. We asked stakeholders how policymakers and insurers should combat obesity in California.
California faces two related problems about to get worse: not enough family practice physicians and not enough physicians treating Medi-Cal patients. We asked stakeholders how California should deal with these two shortages.
We asked stakeholders how California can design a new Medi-Cal waiver to create the best environment for health care reform to take root in California.
We asked small business experts and insurers to share insights about how California small businesses can make the most of health care reform while dealing with new administrative burdens it brings.
Health care reform offers an opportunity for California to redefine -- perhaps reinvent -- Medi-Cal with a goal of establishing a new "culture of coverage" in the state. We asked experts how the state should go about it.
Because many provisions of the new national law will be carried out differently in different states, stakeholders and policy makers in each state will play a key part in how the law is put into action. We asked stakeholders to assess the promise and challenge of health care reform in California.
Health policy experts, immigrants and immigrant rights organizations are assessing the health care impacts for immigrants in one sweeping reform already signed into law and the potential impacts of another one on the horizon -- immigration reform.