Category: Reports


UCLA Issues Interim WPC Evaluation, Finds Progress in Improving Care for Californians

This week, the UCLA Center for Health Policy Research published its draft interim report of the Whole Person Care (WPC) Program, finding significant progress in establishing crucial data systems and core infrastructure needed to coordinate services for WPC clients. This infrastructure includes processes to support effective care coordination among county and community-based providers, development of…

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LAO Publishes Overview Report of Governor’s 2020-21 Budget

On Monday, the Legislative Analyst’s Office (LAO) published its report, “The 2020-21 Budget: Overview of the Governor’s Budget,” which details significant investments, examines the broader fiscal status of the state, and recommends considerations and actions to the Legislature. Recall, Governor Newsom proposed his $222.2 billion state budget on Friday of last week. The LAO’s report…

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State Auditor Releases Report on Medi-Cal Childhood Lead Level Testing

On Tuesday, California State Auditor Elaine Howle released a report entitled, “Childhood Lead Levels: Millions of Children in Medi-Cal Have Not Received Required Testing for Lead Poisoning.” The audit was conducted on the Department of Health Care Services (DHCS) and the California Department of Public Health (CDPH) and found that from fiscal years 2009-10 through…

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Covered California Details New Enrollment Data, Reports on Five Years of Improving Affordability and Access

On Wednesday, Covered California released new data detailing open enrollment figures for the 2020 coverage year, revealing that 230,000 Californians have selected a plan as of December 16. This figure represents an increase of approximately 16 percent compared to last year’s open enrollment period at this point in time. More than 1.15 million existing consumers…

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PPIC Report Explores Potential Impacts to California’s Safety Net Programs in Economic Recession

The Public Policy Institute of California (PPIC) released a report this week exploring potential impacts on several key programs within California’s social safety net, despite the state currently experiencing an “unusually bright” economic picture. PPIC looks back at previous economic downturns and considers how California balanced the state budget, as required by the state constitution,…

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LAO Publishes Budget Report Detailing 2020-21 Fiscal Outlook, Estimates $7 Billion Surplus

On Wednesday, the California Legislative Analyst’s Office (LAO) released its report, “The 2020-21 Budget: California’s Fiscal Outlook.” The report is released annually in anticipation of the upcoming state budget process and details key economic assumptions, expected revenues, and subject area-specific reports, including health and human services. The outlook report examines whether the state has enough…

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UC Berkeley, UCLA Study Finds New California Health Care Policies Keep Uninsured from Growing, Improve Affordability for 1.55 Million

A recent report by the UC Berkeley Labor Center and the UCLA Center for Health Policy Research projects California’s recently passed health care policies will both lower the prices in the individual insurance market and keep steady the number of uninsured in California. The report, “California’s Steps to Expand Health Coverage and Improve Affordability: Who…

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CDPH Releases 2018-19 Childcare Immunization Report

The California Department of Public Health (CDPH) this week released a report and listing of schools summarizing fall immunization rates at childcare facilities for the previous 2018-19 school year. The most recent report found that 95.9 percent of children attending childcare facilities in 2018-19 were reported to have received all required vaccinations, a 0.3 percentage…

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