Ready or Not: Are Health Care Safety-Net Systems Prepared for Reform?

logoCHCF produced a series of market studies in six regions — Fresno, Los Angeles, Riverside/San Bernardino, Sacramento, San Diego, and the San Francisco Bay Area — to highlight variations in health care affordability, access, and quality of care across the state.

One issue examined across all six regions is the status of community safety-net systems. Under the federal Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (ACA), large numbers of Californians will become eligible for Medi-Cal in 2014. Even with federal resources to help safety-net providers prepare, however, communities with weaker safety-net systems are lagging in reform preparations.  Read more here.

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