Report Raises Access to Care, Enrollment Issues Under Reform

California policymakers must address several issues so the state has the capabilities to handle an expected influx of millions of newly insured individuals under the federal health reform law, according to a new study by the California Endowment and the Urban Institute, Payers & Providers reports. More than six million California adults and children could become eligible for health insurance coverage under the reform law (Payers & Providers, 8/4). According to the report, the reform law will: Allow low-income, uninsured parents to obtain coverage;  Increase the likelihood that children who are eligible for public insurance will enroll because of expanded outreach initiatives; and  Offer insurance subsidies for uninsured children (California Endowment release, 8/3).

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