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How Has the Medi-Cal Program Changed over the Past Three Decades?

By Shannon McConville, Paulette Cha

As part of an ongoing series commemorating PPIC's 30th anniversary, research fellows Paulette Cha and Shannon McConville discuss how Medi-Cal—California's Medicaid program—has changed and expanded since the early 1990s. One-third of current Medi-Cal enrollees are adults who gained program eligibility under the federal Affordable Care Act.

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PPIC Statewide Survey: Californians and the Environment

By Mark Baldassare, Dean Bonner, Lauren Mora, Deja Thomas

Key findings from the survey include: Californians name climate change, wildfires, and water supply as the top environmental issues. Nearly half of Californians are very concerned about home insurance costs rising due to climate risks. About two in three Californians are unprepared for a disaster. A majority of likely voters favor a $10 billion bond for climate resiliency projects.

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Mass Shootings in California

By Heather Harris

The number of mass shootings in California has rebounded to pre-pandemic levels, with about one mass shooting per week over the past two years. However, since 2019 Los Angeles County—by far the state's most populous—has experienced dramatic highs and lows in the number of mass shootings.

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Video: The Future of Higher Education Enrollment in California

By Mary Severance

PPIC senior fellow Hans Johnson details a new report on the future of enrollment across UC, CSU, community colleges, and private nonprofit colleges and discusses key implications for California's education system and the state's workforce.

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