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Obamacare 301: Essential Updates Before Open Enrollment

In order to prepare enrollers for the third Covered California open enrollment, which runs from November 1st, 2015 to January 31st, 2016, ITUP has prepared a presentation that outlines key aspects of ACA reforms and other important health coverage topics including: Medi-Cal Expansion Insurance Market Reforms Essential Health Benefits Covered […] more

Glossary of Health Care and Coverage terminology

Download this Glossary in PDF Accountable Care Organization (ACO): A team approach to patient care, including physicians, hospitals and other providers; they have a shared financial incentive to improve health outcomes, limit avoidable hospital visits, unnecessary tests, etc.; doctors/hospitals are paid based on their ability to meet quality-of-care indicators; goal […] more

ITUP Guide to the Constitutional Challenges to the ACA

The ACA expands coverage to the uninsured and assures continuity of coverage for the insured in several ways: First it expands Medicaid to all US citizens and long time legal permanent (5+ years) residents with incomes less than 133% of the Federal Poverty Level ($14,000 for an individual); Second it […] more

*Updated* ACA Implementation Timeline

Thanks to ITUP all-star intern Christina Vane, we have recently updated our Health Reform Implementation Timeline. This helpful document offers short descriptions of all reform-related policies and the dates they become effective and/or expire — with a particular focus on California impacts. We hope you (continue to) find it both […] more

Health Reform Timeline

A timeline of implementation of the Patient Protection and Accountable Care Act (ACA). more

ACA Litigation and Implementation Resources

Looking for a one-stop website to get updated information on all the ACA litigation occurring across the country? Look no further. Santa Clara Law School Professor Brad Joondeph administers the ACA Litigation Blog which contains all the legal documents — briefs, arguments, opinions and orders — for each of the […] more

Federal Reform Implementation Chart

Another useful resource! CMS recently released this Health Reform Implementation Chart listing all actions taken by the agency as of August 20, 2010 to implement health reform.  Stay tuned to the CMS website as they plan to update the chart on a regular basis. more

Health Reform Implementation Timeline

Now that implementation is underway, we have updated and streamlined our Health Reform Implementation Timeline. In this updated timeline, we offer short descriptions of all reform-related policies and the dates they become effective and/or expire — with a particular focus on California impacts. We hope you find it both substantive […] more

New Info from HHS

Below are links to a series of new HHS brochures and materials related to the implementation of the Affordable Care Act. · Patient Protections & Insurance Reforms · Poster: Are You Eligible for the Pre-Existing Condition Insurance Plan? · The Affordable Care Act — What it Means for Those with Pre-Existing Conditions […] more

Health Reform Presentation (Los Angeles)

A presentation to LA stakeholders overviewing updates to federal and state health reform. more