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California
Coverage1
Employer 52.1%
Individual 12.6%
Uninsured 8.5%
Public 37.8%

California At-a-Glance

COVERAGE2
Employees Eligible for Health insurance (2015) 76.9%
Employees in Firms that Offer Health Insurance (2015) 83.7%
Take-up of Health Insurance (2015) 78%
ACCESS TO CARE3
Had Usual Source of Medical Care Other than Emergency Department in Past Year (2014) 87.0%
No Trouble Finding Doctor in Past Year (2014) 96.6%
Told that Provider Does Accept Insurance Type in Past Year by Age (2014) 97.1%
AFFORDABILITY3
Needed but Delayed Medical Care Due to Cost in Past Year (2014) 6.2%
Needed by Did Not Get Medical Care Due to Cost in Past Year (2014) 4.3%
Trouble Paying Medical Bills or Paying Off Bills Over Time in Past Year (2014) 22.3%
HEALTH CARE UTILIZATION3
Had General Doctor or Provider Visit in Past Year (2014) 71.0%
Had Visit to Emergency Department in Past Year (2014) 14.5%
Spent the Night in Hospital in Past Year (2014) 5.6%

California State Resources

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Two Years after ACA Implementation in California: Coverage Gains Continued and Fewer Affordability Concerns Cited (Cross-Post)

The following content is cross-posted from California Healthcare Foundation. It was first published on December 15, 2016. Author: Amy Adams, California HealthCare Foundation, Senior Program Officer The uninsured rate in California reached historic lows two years after the implementation of the Affordable Care... Read More

Physician Participation in Medi-Cal: Is Supply Meeting Demand? (Webcast)

This webinar was broadcast on September 27, 2016.     Download the presentation slides. Download the event transcript.   Event Description Dr. Janet Coffman, a health services researcher at the University of California, San Francisco, presented results from the 2015... Read More

California Employers Continue to Offer Insurance, but Fewer Workers Enroll (Cross-Post)

This blog was originally published on August 2, 2016, on the California Health Care Foundation's ACA 411 Insights Blog. Most Californians under age 65 with health insurance receive it through an employer, but since 2009 the availability of employer-sponsored insurance (ESI) in the state has been on the... Read More

Californians with Individual Health Insurance Spent Almost $2,500 Less on Care in Year One of Health Reform (Cross-Post)

The following content is cross posted from California Healthcare Foundation. It was first published on May 25, 2016. Authors: Amy Adams, California Healthcare Foundation, and Sam Patnoe, State Health Access Data Assistance Center (SHADAC) Newly available data on the CHCF's ACA 411 tool... Read More

New Brief: Using HCUP Data for State Health Policy Analysis

The SHARE grant program has released a new brief examining the use of administrative data for the purpose of state health policy analysis. In particular, the brief highlights the hospital administrative data available from the Healthcare Cost and Utilization Project (HCUP) and presents a case study of a SHARE-funded... Read More

Using HCUP Data for State Health Policy Analysis: A Case Study Examining the Impacts of an Early Medicaid Expansion

This brief from the SHARE grant program examines a rich source of US hospital administrative data--the Healthcare Cost and Utilization Project (HCUP)--and provides an example of how a SHARE-funded research project led by Dr. Peter Cunningham at Virginia Commonwealth University has used these... Read More

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    1. SHADAC analysis of the American Community Survey (ACS) Public Use Microdata Sample (PUMS) files.
    2. Medical Expenditure Panel Survey - Insurance Component (MEPS-IC), Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ), Center for Financing, Access and Cost Trends (CFACT).
    3. SHADAC analysis of National Health Interview Survey (NHIS) data, National Center for Health Statistics (NCHS). The NHIS sample is drawn from the Integrated Health Interview Survey (IHIS, MN Population Center and SHADAC). Data were analyzed at the University of Minnesota's Census Research Data Center.