University of Wisconsin–Madison

Economic Impact of Low Income Health Program Spending on Select California Counties

Type Policy Brief or Report
Year 2011
Level City or Town
State(s) California
Policy Areas Economic Justice, Health
California recently received approval for the Low Income Health Program (LIHP). County-based LIHPs improve access to health services by offering comprehensive benefits to low-income adults who are currently ineligible for Medi-Cal coverage. This brief assesses the projected economic impact of LIHPs in nine California counties. They found that LIHP spending improves economic output and yields significant employment impacts.

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