January 4, 2016
Sacramento: Pressures to Control Costs Persist Alongside Growing Capacity and Access Challenges
Anne Doubleday;Ha Tu;Kristie Liao;Len Finocchio
California HealthCare Foundation
Since the last round of this study in 2011-2012, the Sacramento economy has largely rallied from its long post-recession slump. While the health care sector has remained mostly stable overall, it has grappled with capacity constraints and access challenges stemming largely from the Affordable Care Act (ACA) insurance coverage expansions. In addition, the competitive standing among the four major hospital systems in this region-- Dignity Health; Kaiser Permanente; Sutter Health; and University of California, David-- has shifted somewhat over the past few years.