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Coverage and Satisfaction

The health care system in California is the sum of its parts. While the costs of medical care remain a concern, most Californians are satisfied with the health care system, the health care they receive and their health insurance plan.

More Californians Are Insured

Today, about 93 percent of Californians have health coverage. California has seen significant improvement in the number of insured residents since 2014, when the Affordable Care Act (ACA) expanded coverage. In 2013, only 82.5 percent of Californians were insured. Much of the coverage gain is due to increased enrollment in Medi-Cal, while Covered California continues to see robust enrollment.

Did You Know?

Health plans are advocates in driving affordability for their members, particularly by negotiating rates aggressively with providers such as hospitals, doctors and drug companies.

How Consumers Access Coverage

  • Employer

  • A Family Member

  • Covered California, California’s insurance marketplace

  • Medicare

  • Medi-Cal

CAHP Public Opinion Survey—February 2018
Majority of Californians Favorably View:

86%

Health Care Satisfaction

84%

Health Plan Satisfaction

55%

CA Health Care System

56%

The Affordable Care Act

55%

Medi-Cal

MORE THAN 3.4 MILLION CONSUMERS HAVE ENROLLED IN INSURANCE THROUGH COVERED CALIFORNIA SINCE 2014.

MEDI-CAL PLANS COVER ONE IN THREE CALIFORNIANS.

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The Benefits that Matter Most to Consumers

When it comes to health care, California health plans have individuals and families covered, offering the essential benefits that matter most to people at every stage in life.

Many health plans go above and beyond the basics, providing individuals and families with extensive benefits, more choices and added convenience and technology to improve their experience, such as digital billing and online appointment scheduling.

Health. Valued.

Prevention is the best medicine for living a healthy, vibrant lifestyle, and health plans cover the full cost of many preventive services—such as wellness checkups, vaccinations and health screenings for cancer, high cholesterol, depression and type 2 diabetes—so members can be proactive and won’t pay anything extra.

Essential Benefits

Voters view insurance benefits as either very important or absolutely critical.

Hospitalization
0%
Hospitalization
Prescription Drugs
0%
Prescription Drugs
Preventive Services
0%
Preventative Services
Maternity & Newborn Care
0%
Maternity & Newborn Care
Pediatric Care
0%
Pediatric Care
Behavioral Health Services
0%
Behavioral Health Services
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Access to Quality Health Care and Choices

Health insurance plans provide access to the benefits, provider networks and services that individuals and families need to manage their health and wellness for today and tomorrow.

We’ve Got You Covered

California is home to world-renowned doctors, hospitals and health care systems, so health plans are able to guide their members to leading providers and innovative treatments and services. Whether health plans in California are assisting their members in finding a specialist, managing a chronic condition, or following up after a hospitalization, they are dedicated to helping their members coordinate and successfully navigate their care among doctors and other providers.

California Voter Survey Opinions

84%

Quality of health care is
excellent or good

75%

Have a lot or right amount of
choice in providers

77%

Health plan is easy
to navigate

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Financial Security and Peace of Mind

Having health insurance brings consumers peace of mind that they’ll have access to health care services and providers when they need it. People also value the sense of financial security they get from knowing — in the event they themselves or a family member becomes seriously ill — they will be able to receive the medical care necessary without facing a devastating, out-of-pocket financial burden. Health insurance is especially critical for people with chronic conditions who can depend on the medical services health plans consistently and reliably provide to meet their needs.

California Voter Survey Opinions

83%

agree that health insurance offers a sense of financial security

93%

say health insurance is especially critical for people with chronic conditions

Your Health Plans

Health insurance plans provide Californians with access to quality care, choices in provider networks, comprehensive benefits, and the sense of financial security and peace of mind that they’re covered for a wide variety of medical services, whether they’re facing a sudden medical emergency, managing a chronic illness or maintaining a healthy lifestyle.

Who We Are

The California Association of Health Plans (CAHP) is a statewide trade association that represents 48 full-service health plans that provide high-quality, affordable and accessible health care to more than 25 million Californians. See full list.