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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