Health and human services play an important role in helping Californians, especially low-income individuals, to get the health care they need, afford food and other basic necessities, live independently, or build job skills and find work. The Budget Center analyzes spending and related policies on health and human services, highlighting areas where greater public investment is critical as well as ways to boost access to these essential supports.
Health & Human Services
New Federal Analysis Estimates That House Republicans’ American Health Care Act Would Increase the Number of Uninsured by 23 Million
This Fact Sheet examines the latest Congressional Budget Office’s analysis of the American Health Care Act and also discusses what this bill would likely mean for California and for Medi-Cal, the Medicaid program in our state.
SSI/SSP Grants Cut Poverty Among Older Californians Who Receive Them, But Many Still Struggle to Get By
CalFresh Reduces Hunger in Every County in California, but Changes at the Federal Level Could Cut Benefits
As potential federal cuts loom, this new Budget Center Fact Sheet looks at participation in CalFresh – the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) in California – in all 58 counties.