Health Care 2017

Find information here on the latest policy developments related to federal and state health care reform activities and budget proposals. These resources are intended to support local health care collaboratives in educating the community about how policy changes may impact local health care delivery systems.


Northern California Strategies

Examples of Action Strategies from Northern CA Collaboratives

Shasta County Board of Supervisors Letter Opposing AHCA (May 2, 2017)

Partnership HealthPlan Shasta County Press Release (March 15, 2017)

Sample Town Hall Flyer (April 2017)

California Rural Talking Points (March 2017)


Repeal and Replace Plans

Summary of the American Health Care Act (link to online resource from Kaiser Family Foundation, March 2017)

California Department of Health Care Services Estimates $24B annual loss (link to state by California DHCS, March 2017)


Medicaid Program

Factsheet on the Medicaid Program (link to Kaiser Family Foundation online factsheet)

Factsheet with overview of the California Medi-Cal Program (link to Kaiser Family Foundation online factsheet)

5 Key Questions: Medicaid Block Grants & Per Capita Caps (link to Kaiser Family Foundation online issue brief)

Essential Facts About Block-Granting Medicaid (link to The Commonwealth Fund online issue brief)

Medicaid:  What it Brings to California (link to The Commonwealth Fund online factsheet)

Role of Medicaid in Substance Use Treatment (link to National Council for Behavioral Health online factsheet)


California State Budget

chartbook-imageCalifornia Budget Perspective 2017-18 examines the economic and policy context for this year’s budget, highlights what the major shifts at the federal level could mean for this year’s state budget debate, and discusses key components of the Governor’s budget proposal.


Media Resources

Partnership HealthPlan Shasta County Press Release (March 15, 2017)

Partnership HealthPlan: Medicaid Repeal Impacts by County (March 2017)

California Rural Talking Points (March 2017)