Special Features

ITUP recently hosted regional workgroups on the Central Coast and in Orange County, and connected with over 50 health care leaders. The discussions on health care reform and immigration were informative and insightful. Eight more regional workgroups are scheduled this year, so there’s still time to join the conversation! ITUP […] more


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


Publications

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


Blog Posts

This week, Covered California, California’s Affordable Care Act (ACA) exchange, announced preliminary 2018 premium rates for exchange health plan offerings. Health plan proposed rates are still subject to regulatory review by the state Department of Managed Health Care (DMHC) and the California Department of Insurance (CDI). Covered California announced an […] more


In recent days, multiple Republican bills to repeal or rollback the Affordable Care Act (ACA) failed to get enough votes on the U.S. Senate floor. It was a close vote. Senators came within one vote of sending a repeal bill to a two-house conference committee where all the most damaging […] more