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
Republican Plans to End Medicaid as We Know It Would Threaten Medi-Cal Coverage and Benefits for Millions of Californians
This Fact Sheet shows Medi-Cal coverage by California county and highlights how cuts to Medicaid could mean loss of coverage and benefits for millions of Californians.
Can California Implement a Single-Payer Health Care System Without Going to the Ballot?
This post discusses the prospect creating a state-based single-payer health care system in California and whether this can be done without voter approval.
Federal Policy Changes Limiting Food Assistance Would Affect Congressional Districts Across the State
This Fact Sheet highlights the local impact of SNAP cuts across our state by mapping the share of residents receiving CalFresh in each of California’s 53 congressional districts.