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Covered California March 2017 Board Meeting

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

Notes from the Field: California Legislative Hearings Put a Spotlight on the Impact of the ACA

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

Notes from the Field: Resources

PowerPoint Presentations ITUP Testimony Senate Health Committee 3-23-17 ITUP Testimony Assembly Health Committee 3-22-17 ITUP Testimony Senate Health Bakersfield 1-19-17 Senate Hearing Videos Bakersfield Fresno San Diego more

ITUP ACA Watch — FAQs on ACA Repeal and Replace

Insure the Uninsured Project (ITUP) today launched a new publication series to be known as ACA Watch. In the wake of the 2016 Presidential election, California’s reform progress, and progress around the country, is at risk. President-Elect Trump, and Republican members of Congress now in the majority in both houses, […] more

Covered California November Board Meeting

On November 17, 2016, the Covered California Board convened its monthly Board meeting, the first since the presidential election. The Board agenda included expert panels to mark five years since Covered California was established, which were: “National and State Health Care Landscape and Trends” and “Improving Wellness, Population Health, and […] more

AskCHIS Reveals New Categories on Industry and Occupation Indicators

Last week, the UCLA Center for Health Policy Research announced that the Center’s AskCHIS online database now allows for review of health data by industry and occupation. AskCHIS – an online query system that provides health statistics at the county, regional, and state level – relies on the responses of more than […] more

California Leads Nation in Reducing Uninsured: Highlights from New U.S. Census Report

California ranks number one among states in reducing the ranks of the medically uninsured according to a new report released on Tuesday by the U.S. Census Bureau. The report, “Health Insurance Coverage in the United States: 2015” features data from two of the Census Bureau’s annual surveys, the Current Population Survey […] more

Covered California August Board Meeting

After a month-long break, the Covered California Board reconvened for its monthly meeting on August 18, 2016. Covered California provided updates on media coverage and enrollment numbers for Covered California for Small Business (CCSB). Board members approved readoption of the requirements for the certified application counselor program and individual eligibility […] more

Covered California Announces Preliminary Rates for 2017

Covered California’s announcement about anticipated rate increases for the 2017 rate year is reverberating across the political landscape of health care reform. The proposed increases are yet to be reviewed by state regulators, but the possibility of an average rise of 13.2% stands in stark contrast to the first two […] more

President Obama Takes Stock of Reform

In a nontraditional role for a sitting President, “Barack Obama, JD” entered a Special Communication in the Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA) reflecting on the passage and impact of his signature legislative endeavor, the federal Affordable Care Act (ACA). more