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Turnaround or Bust – How Jackson Health System Avoided (at least, so far) Drowning in Red Ink; a Fate Suffered a Decade Earlier by DC General

Having lived through the closure of one public health delivery system – DC General in the District of Columbia (DC) – I can easily say, Jackson Health System (JHS) in Miami’s transition certainly made it easier to sleep at night. Interesting enough, both transitions were stewarded by individuals with little […] more

ACA Enrollment – The Epic Story of the Two Oranges

Reports from AP and others highlight Florida’s stunning CoveredCA enrollment fete. Despite State politics around Obamacare…or perhaps because of it – February 2015 reports indicate that Florida exceeded all other states in the number of individuals enrolled in ACA. Governing Magazine http://www.governing.com/topics/health-human-services/gov-florida-obamacare-enrollment-success-california-texas.html/ highlighted that despite California’s $400 Million budget for […] more

King v. Burwell in the U.S. Supreme Court

The case is about individuals’ refundable tax credits that help pay for individuals’ health insurance in the 34 (37) states whose Exchanges are administered by the federal Department of Health and Human Services. There are about 8.6 million subscribers now enrolled – ranging from about 1.6 million in Florida and […] more

Thank You for Attending the ITUP Conference!

February 24, 2014 Dear Colleagues, It was great to see all of you for this year’s 19th Annual Insure the Uninsured Project Conference. The power point slides, photos and session summaries are being posted for your use at http://itup.org/conference. I wanted to particularly commend a few of the most recent […] more

Mom, Dad, I’m 26 and I forgot to enroll in Covered California, “I’m so sorry, but what do I do now”?

If you just started preparing your taxes for that refund you were hoping for and you just now learned that there is a tax penalty for not enrolling, you can apply from now until April 30 at Covered California. http://www.coveredca.com/ If your income is less than $16,100 for an individual, […] more

ITUP Draft summary of the §1115 Waiver Concepts

ITUP Draft Summary of the State’s §1115 Waiver Concepts, dated 2/11/15 The request is for $15-20 billion in increased FFP over 5 years or $3-4 billion a year in federal and state shared savings. The state and federal government would agree on a per member per month cost amount that […] more

Gallup Survey Shows Uninsured Rate Plummeting in U.S., California

A new Gallup survey released today found that the uninsured rate in the U.S. dropped from 17.3% to 13.8% over the last year. This share is the smallest recorded by Gallup in 7 years. States across the country recorded reductions in the uninsurance rate, and California was no exception. Gallup […] more

10 More Reasons to Attain Health Insurance Through Covered CA

Open Enrollment closes tomorrow! For those that need a last minute nudge, here are 10 more reason why you should get covered! 1. Because you will need a Doctor’s note when you call into work sick and go fishing instead 2. In case your new belly piercing gets infected 3. […] more

If You are Uninsured…

If You are Uninsured or Have Private Individual Insurance, Ten Good Reasons to Enroll before February 15, 2015 – the Deadline for Covered California – http://www.coveredca.com/apply In case you get sick — measles, mumps, the flu, chicken pox or any other infectious disease. In case you get hurt — driving, […] more

In Loving Memory

The 19th ITUP conference is dedicated in loving memory to Peter Harbage. more