About Coverage

All Californians deserve access to health care.

It’s one of our most basic needs, necessary for this state’s residents to live fruitful, productive lives that contribute to California’s betterment.

Right now, about 93% of Californians have some kind of health insurance. This coverage opens the door to health care workers and facilities that provide care for wellness, chronic disease, emergency needs, and life-threatening illnesses.

Having that many state residents possess some health insurance is a major step toward universal coverage. However, more must be done to ensure equitable access to care, especially for populations that have gone far too long without it.

President Biden Releases 2024 Budget Request

On March 9, President Biden released his $6.9 trillion proposed budget request for fiscal year (FY) 2024 to Congress.   The proposed Health and Human Services (HHS) budget included in the request contains $144.3 billion in discretionary funding and $1.7 trillion in mandatory funding for FY 2024. The proposed HHS budget also extends the solvency of […]

CHA Provides Feedback to CMS on Medicare Advantage Program

CHA has submitted comments in response to the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services’ (CMS) request for information about various aspects of the Medicare Advantage (MA) program. The agency sought public feedback on ways to improve MA and to inform potential future rulemaking on the program.  

CMS Finalizes Contract Year 2023 Medicare Advantage and Part D Plans Rule  

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) has issued a rule finalizing policies for contract year 2023 Medicare Advantage (MA) and Medicare prescription drug benefit programs.   The rule finalizes proposals on increased agency oversight of plan marketing, expansion and network adequacy, reinstatement of medical loss ratio reporting requirements, and equity-oriented changes to dual-eligible special […]

CHA Comments on Proposed Public Charge Policies

CHA submitted comments on a proposed rule issued by the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) that would exclude noncash benefits — including most Medicaid benefits — when making a public charge inadmissibility determination.