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Open Letter on the Next Section 1115 Waiver

California’s next §1115 waiver provides an important opportunity to improve health outcomes for over 10 million Californians. We wanted to share our thinking on possible directions. We have completed our nine regional workgroups throughout the state and our stakeholder convenings in Southern California counties. So these comments are informed by […] more

Covered California December Board Meeting

This month’s Covered California board meeting was quick and simple, focusing on open enrollment, upcoming changes to the board, and changes to the plan contracts and standardized benefit design. Board Changes Bob Ross of the California Endowment announced that he is resigning from the board, effective December 31. He was […] more

Supervisor Kuehl Affirms Commitment to LA County Safety Net at CCALAC Policy Cafe

This morning, Supervisor Sheila Kuehl was the featured guest at the Community Clinic Association of Los Angeles County’s Policy Cafe. To the clinics and stakeholders in attendance, she expressed a desire “break the rules” and break down silos between different county departments responsible for health and human services. She additionally […] more

Kaiser Clinics to Open at Target Stores in Southern California

Have you imagined a day when you could snag a pair of gym socks, pick up some body wash and floss, and get your kids their annual check-up—all in one trip? Well, we have some news for the taskmasters among you. That experience may now be available at a Southern California […] more

Covered California November Board Meeting

If you didn’t catch our live-tweet session during yesterday’s Covered California Board Meeting, now’s the time to catch up. The quick meeting reviewed the start of open enrollment, next steps, and previewed considerations for 2016. Open Enrollment Updates The Covered California Bus Tour was incredibly successful and the “I’M IN” […] more

The Commonwealth of Massachusetts’ new Medicaid waiver

Recently Massachusetts received approval from CMS to extend their §1115 Medicaid waiver demonstration project (also known as MassHealth). Through a Medicaid waiver, the state aims to continue creating delivery system transformations and to better align the Commonwealth’s programs with the Affordable Care Act. But more on that later. First lets […] more

Sign Up for Coverage: It’s Easy as 1, 2, 3

In case you haven’t heard: open enrollment for Covered California and other private individual plans begins tomorrow! ITUP is super excited and has been celebrating on the Covered California bus all week. Now we have a quick message you can deliver to friends, family, and clients: signing up for coverage […] more

Can We Talk?

This week, ITUP is on the Covered California bus tour roaring around the Golden State to raise awareness about the beginning of open enrollment on November 15 (this Saturday!). At each stop, we’ve heard stories of how people’s new coverage has made a huge difference in their lives. A woman in […] more


Just off the Covered California bus after two great days in the Bay Area and Central Valley. Carolina Coleman is on the bus today, then John Connolly on Thursday, and Chauntrece Washington on Friday. They hope to see you if you are at one of the bus stops. Open enrollment […] more

We’re in!

ITUP is on the Covered California 23-city bus tour to mark the start of this year’s open enrollment. We started at 6:45 from the Covered California headquarters, then to the Capitol Steps, Petaluma Health Center, Martin Luther King Memorial in San Francisco and Yerba Buena High School in San Jose, […] more