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Fact Sheet September 2017 – The Graham-Cassidy-Heller-Johnson Proposal (H.R. 1628)

Under the provisions of H.R. 1628, as amended in the U.S. Senate and co-sponsored by Senators Graham, Cassidy, Heller and Johnson (Graham-Cassidy), California would experience unprecedented cuts in federal funding for health care and dramatic increases in the number of uninsured Californians. Download the Fact Sheet here. more

Fact Sheet September 2017 – Remaining Uninsured in California

California benefited more than most states from the Affordable Care Act (ACA) because California fully embraced the ACA opportunities to expand coverage and streamline enrollment and retention processes. This also means that California has the most at stake in federal efforts to repeal or rollback the ACA coverage expansions. In […] more

Fact Sheet August 2017 — Framework for Designing a Health Coverage Proposal

On August 25, 2017, Speaker of the California Assembly, Anthony Rendon (D-Lakewood), announced the formation of the new Select Committee on Health Care Delivery Systems and Universal Coverage. ITUP is committed to working with state policymakers in both houses to further health care reform to address the nearly three million […] more

Fact Sheet June 2017 — Year-by-Year Impacts of the Senate Better Care Reconciliation Act

According to the Congressional Budget Office (CBO), the Senate Better Care Reconciliation Act (BCRA) of 2017 strips insurance coverage from 22 million Americans by 2026, a similar result as the House-passed American Health Care Act (AHCA). This ITUP Fact Sheet shows the year-by-year policy changes that eventually lead to dramatic […] more

ITUP ACA Watch, Issue 4 — The ACA and Medi-Cal: What’s at Stake?

This issue of ACA Watch highlights program and population changes that re-shaped Medi-Cal under ACA. In addition to expanding coverage for some of the state’s most disenfranchised residents, the ACA dramatically altered the demographic profile and scope of the Medi-Cal program. Download ACA Watch, Issue 4 here.  more

ITUP ACA Watch, Issue 3 — The False Equivalency of High-Risk Pools to Replace the ACA

Many Republican proposals to repeal, replace or rollback the federal Affordable Care Act (ACA) reintroduce state-based high-risk pools for individuals with pre-existing and high-cost health conditions. California’s pre-ACA experience with a state high-risk pool, discussed in this issue of ACA Watch, demonstrates that high-risk pools leave individuals who, by definition, most need access to comprehensive health services, with high premiums, low benefits and insufficient access to coverage. This issue highlights why high-risk pools would also likely not preserve the ACA’s promise to cover everyone regardless of pre-existing conditions. Ultimately, high-risk pools are a false equivalency to the ACA’s comprehensive coverage framework. more

ITUP ACA Watch, Issue 2 — Congressional Budget Office Scores the American Health Care Act

The second Issue in the series provides information and analyses on the independent, nonpartisan Congressional Budget Office (CBO) review of the American Health Care Act (AHCA). The GOP proposed AHCA would dismantle significant portions of the federal Affordable Care Act. This ACA Watch describes key provisions of the AHCA and […] more

ITUP ACA Watch — FAQs on ACA Repeal and Replace

Insure the Uninsured Project (ITUP) today launched a new publication series to be known as ACA Watch. In the wake of the 2016 Presidential election, California’s reform progress, and progress around the country, is at risk. President-Elect Trump, and Republican members of Congress now in the majority in both houses, […] more

2016 Legislative Wrap-Up

At the end of August, the California Legislature adjourned the 2015-2016 legislative session.  The Governor had until September 30 to review and consider all bills the Legislature passed and sent to him.  This summary highlights key health care bills signed by the Governor, vetoed and those that failed in the […] more

ITUP Announces Dates and Locations for 2016 Regional Workgroups

ITUP will be hosting its 2016 series of California regional workgroups from October to December (schedule below). ITUP conducts health-policy research and serves as an independent convener bringing together health care leaders around the state to build common understanding on issues and policies affecting the health of Californians. ITUP regional […] more