Thank you to all the attendees, speakers, and staff who made the Insure the Uninsured Project 21st Annual Conference such a successful event! Great speakers informed, inspired, and challenged attendees to evaluate diverse perspectives.
All conference materials, including slides and session notes, are now available to the public. more
The unexpected results of the 2016 Presidential election triggered uncertainty and anxiety around the future of health reform in California and across the country. While we do not yet know the specific policy changes that the new President-elect and Republican-led Congress will pursue, we do know that California potentially has the most to lose from any federal repeal, rollback or decrease in the federal commitment to health reform. more
Many Republican proposals to repeal, replace or rollback the federal Affordable Care Act (ACA) reintroduce state-based high-risk pools for individuals with pre-existing and high-cost health conditions. California’s pre-ACA experience with a state high-risk pool, discussed in this issue of ACA Watch, demonstrates that high-risk pools leave individuals who, by definition, most need access to comprehensive health services, with high premiums, low benefits and insufficient access to coverage. This issue highlights why high-risk pools would also likely not preserve the ACA’s promise to cover everyone regardless of pre-existing conditions. Ultimately, high-risk pools are a false equivalency to the ACA’s comprehensive coverage framework. more
The second Issue in the series provides information and analyses on the independent, nonpartisan Congressional Budget Office (CBO) review of the American Health Care Act (AHCA). The GOP proposed AHCA would dismantle significant portions of the federal Affordable Care Act. This ACA Watch describes key provisions of the AHCA and […] more
On March 14, 2017, the Covered California Board convened its monthly Board meeting. The Board Meeting Agenda included Closed Session, an Executive Director’s Report, and Covered California Policy and Action Items. more
Insure the Uninsured Project (ITUP) recently had the honor of participating in several health reform public hearings held around California. At the invitation of state elected officials, ITUP’s executive director, Deborah Kelch, testified as an independent expert on California’s success in implementing the Affordable Care Act (ACA) and the emerging threats from federal “repeal and replace” efforts. more