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
SSI/SSP Grants Cut Poverty Among Older Californians Who Receive Them, But Many Still Struggle to Get By
Medi-Cal Reaches Millions of People Across California, but Faces an Uncertain Future
This Fact Sheet highlights Medi-Cal’s importance across our state by providing figures on Medi-Cal enrollment for every California county. This analysis shows that Medi-Cal serves more than 13 million people across all 58 counties and that in 49 of these counties over one-quarter of residents are enrolled.
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.