CALIFORNIA HEALTH INSURANCE:
In 2007, 87% of Californians had some form of health insurance.Services in California range from private offerings: HMOs, PPOs to public programs: Medi-Cal, Medicare, and Healthy Families (SCHIP).
California developed a solution to assist people across the State and is one of the only States to have an Office devoted to giving people tips and resources to get the best care possible. California’s Office of the Patient Advocate was established July 2000 to publish a yearly Health Care Quality Report Card on the Top HMOs, PPOs, and Medical Groups and to create and distribute helpful tips and resources to give Californians the tools needed to get the best care.
Additionally, California has a Help Center that assists Californians when they have problems with their health insurance. The Help Center is run by the Department of Managed Health Care, the government department that oversees and regulates HMOs and some PPOs.
CALIFORNIA MEDICAL INSURANCE STATISTICS
Statistics about health care coverage in California:
Total California Residents – 36,408,713
California uninsured residents – 18.45%
Total California HMO enrollment – 15,699,228
Avg annual employee premium in CA employer-sponsored plan (after employer contrib): $741
Avg CA hospital cost per inpatient day (before insurance) – $2,250
Health Insurance report of the Total Population, states (2007-2008), U.S. (2008)
Total HMO Enrollment, July 2008
Average Single Premium per Enrolled Employee For Employer-Based Health Insurance, 2008
Hospital Adjusted Expenses per Inpatient Day, 2007
CALIFORNIA HEALTH PLANS
Looking to purchase California health insurance? We offer a broad selection of California health plans for individuals, families and small businesses from most of the leading California health insurance companies.
CALIFORNIA STATE HEALTH RESOURCES
Residents can also refer to a number of resources within California
CALIFORNIA HEALTH CARE SERVICES
California Health Service’s Directory of Health Care Services and Programs
LOW COST HEALTH INSURANCE FOR CALIFORNIA FAMILIES
The Healthy Families Program is low cost insurance that provides health, dental and vision coverage to children who do not have insurance today and do not qualify for no-cost Medi-Cal.
CALIFORNIA MAJOR RISK HEALTH INSURANCE PROGRAM
The California Major Risk Medical Insurance Program (MRMIP) is administered by the Managed Risk Medical Board and developed to provide health insurance for Californians who are unable to obtain coverage on the open market.