According to the Congressional Budget Office (CBO), the Senate Better Care Reconciliation Act (BCRA) of 2017 strips insurance coverage from 22 million Americans by 2026, a similar result as the House-passed American Health Care Act (AHCA). This ITUP Fact Sheet shows the year-by-year policy changes that eventually lead to dramatic […] more
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
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
As of this writing, multiple discussion drafts of potential legislation to repeal or rollback the federal Affordable Care Act (ACA) are pending in the U.S. Senate. All the bills result in dramatic increases in the number of uninsured over the next ten years; ranging from 22 million to 32 million […] more
On July 13, 2017 Senate Republican leaders released a revised discussion draft of the Better Care Reconciliation Act (BCRA). The changes made in this version of the Senate proposal do not substantively change the basic features of the original BCRA proposal. The Congressional Budget Office (CBO) concluded the original BCRA […] more