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Covered California Active Members Receive Substantial Federal Assistance to Pay for Healthcare Coverage and Any Reduction to this Assistance Would Jeopardize Gains on the Affordability of Coverage

Amid talks of GOP reconciliation bills that would gut federal assistance from the Affordable Care Act (ACA) and leave millions of working people uninsured, many of California’s citizens benefit from buying healthcare coverage through the Exchange, Covered California, with federal assistance. Federal assistance comes in two forms for consumers: advanced […] more

California’s §1115 Waiver Renewal

California’s §1115 waiver recently expired on October 31, 2015, and HHS granted a temporary extension of the waiver until December 31, 2015.  On October 31, 2015, DHCS and CMS announced a conceptual agreement that outlines the major components of the waiver renewal. There are several improvements in the renewed waiver, while also room to continue […] more

Today’s Challenges in Trying To Get to Health Information Transparency For Patients

ITUP’s report, Today’s Challenges in Trying To Get to Health Information Transparency For Patients, takes a close look at the challenges patients face in trying to get information on the costs and outcomes of their medical procedures. Legislatures, public programs, and the private insurance market have all taken steps to […] more

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

Delivery Systems and Financing Care for the Remaining Uninsured in Fresno, Imperial, Merced, Stanislaus and Tulare Counties

This paper provides an overview of the transitions that have taken place and the opportunities available throughout the health care system and insurance coverage landscape in California’s Central Valley, specifically Fresno, Merced, Stanislaus and Tulare. The paper also includes findings on Imperial County whose community demographics and health care access […] more