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
California’s Health Coverage Gains Hang in the Balance as Congress Considers Yet Another Bill to Blow Up the Affordable Care Act
This analysis looks at the Graham-Cassidy proposal that seeks to repeal the Affordable Care Act (ACA) and the potential impacts for California’s recent health care coverage gains.
Federal Cuts to Food Assistance Would Harm Older Californians, Many of Whom Already Struggle to Afford Enough Food
This Fact Sheet examines how federal proposals to cut Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) food assistance and shift benefit costs to states would impact older Californians and efforts to boost enrollment in CalFresh.
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.