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
This issue of ACA Watch highlights program and population changes that re-shaped Medi-Cal under ACA. In addition to expanding coverage for some of the state’s most disenfranchised residents, the ACA dramatically altered the demographic profile and scope of the Medi-Cal program. Download ACA Watch, Issue 4 here. 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
On May 24, 2017, the Congressional Budget Office (CBO) released an updated cost estimate for the American Health Care Act passed by the U.S. House of Representatives on May 4, 2017, adjusting their analysis for last minute amendments to H.R. 1628. (See ITUP summary of AHCA here.) The March 23, 2017 […] more
On May 18, 2017, California and New York led 13 other states and the District of Columbia in filing a motion to intervene in the federal lawsuit affecting payments that reduce out-of-pocket costs for low income individuals enrolled in Affordable Care Act (ACA) marketplaces. Under ACA, individuals and families with […] more