One of the best opportunities to enhance patients’ involvement at a critical stage of their healthcare experience is when they are facing major medical decisions. But California healthcare providers often skip recommended steps to inform and engage low-income patients at that key point. This study suggests that the shortfall can be addressed with substantial benefits of doing so. Visit the report overview page for more information.
This study, produced by the UC Berkeley Labor Center, the UCSF Philip R. Lee Institute for Health Policy Studies, and the UCLA Center for Health Policy Research, is a profile on the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA), and the highlights gaps in coverage for a significant number of young DACA Californians despite the implementation of the Affordable Care Act. This study finds that expanding coverage to teens and young adults granted DACA would reduce the state's uninsured population, increase access to needed care, and reduce the burden on the safety net.
This report, by Pacific Health Consulting Group, is an update to the September 2013 report, Ready, Set, Enroll: Community Health Center Strategies to Facilitate Enrollment of Uninsured Patients into Coverage Under the Affordable Care Act. This update presents enrollment trends, changes in California enrollment policy, CHC enrollment experiences, early enrollment innovations and best practices among California CHCs.