California Healthcare Foundation: Health Reform in Translation

The Affordable Care Act (ACA) requires that most people obtain health insurance, and it provides new structures and supports to help them do so. To further Californians’ understanding of ACA implementation, CHCF is creating a set of resources called Health Reform in Translation. A series of infographics is available at right. Four fact sheets provide simple summaries of the … Continue reading

Sacramento Bee: State’s GOP lawmakers put politics aside to help constituents understand health law

By Christopher Cadelago   Republican Assemblyman Brian Nestande of Palm Desert opposes the federal health careoverhaul. He’s uneasy about its potential adverse effects on small businesses. He worries that it will drive up health care costs. But he’s teaming up with officials from the state’s new health insurance marketplace Oct. 17 to host an informational town hall to help constituents navigate the … Continue reading

California Healthline: Will ACOs Pave the Path to Reform?

by David Gorn  Accountable care organizations could be the linchpin of successful health care reform, according to experts at a forum last week in San Francisco. “ACOs only take up seven pages in the uncountable number of pages in the Affordable Care Act but they are at the moment one of the fastest growing and most … Continue reading

California Healthline: Health Reform Benchmarks Linked to FQHCs

by David Gorn Federally qualified health centers (FQHCs) already have shown some of the results pursued by the Affordable Care Act, according to a study released this week by the California Primary Care Association. The CPCA commissioned researchers to compare high-cost factors, such as hospital stays and emergency department use, as well as total cost … Continue reading

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