CHCF 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.