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California Budget Conference Committee Considers Coverage Expansion for Young Adults

While federal policymakers consider legislation that would eliminate coverage for 23 million Americans, California considers expanding Medi-Cal to all low-income California residents up to age 26   Late last week, the two-house budget conference committee of the California Legislature began deliberations on the 2017-2018 state budget. The conference committee will […] more

CBO Confirms Devastating Consequences of the House-passed American Health Care Act

On May 24, 2017, the Congressional Budget Office (CBO) released an updated cost estimate for the American Health Care Act passed by the U.S. House of Representatives on May 4, 2017, adjusting their analysis for last minute amendments to H.R. 1628. (See ITUP summary of AHCA here.) The March 23, 2017 […] more

California Moves to Protect ACA Consumer Cost-sharing Reductions (CSRs)

On May 18, 2017, California and New York led 13 other states and the District of Columbia in filing a motion to intervene in the federal lawsuit affecting payments that reduce out-of-pocket costs for low income individuals enrolled in Affordable Care Act (ACA) marketplaces. Under ACA, individuals and families with […] more

U.S. House of Representatives Passes Bill that Will Lead to Millions of Uninsured

On May 4, 2017, the United States (U.S.) House of Representatives passed a budget resolution, the American Health Care Act (AHCA) (H.R. 1628), as amended. AHCA passed on a party line vote, 217-213. The AHCA is intended to deliver on the Republican pledge to “repeal and replace” the ACA. Last […] more

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

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