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The Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act, the landmark federal health reform legislation of 2010, makes a wide variety of changes to the existing health system in the United States. California is currently implementing the Affordable Care Act and preparing the health system for necessary changes. On this page, you will find information about federal and state health policy and regulations.


CaliforniACA September Newsletter Now Available!

Update on Health-Related Legislation Approved Bills Governor Brown has signed two bills into law since the legislative session ended on September 9. SB 335 (Hernandez) extends a hospital fee to increase funding for Medi-Cal through 2013 and ABX 1 21 (Blumenfeld) extends a fee on Medi-Cal managed care plans for […] more

CaliforniACA – August Newsletter

Medi-Cal Data on the Newly Eligibles A new publication from the Public Policy Institute of California (PPIC) gives us a snapshot of the low-income individuals who will qualify for Medi-Cal in 2014. Data from population survey data finds that within this population: 60% are under age 40 and no less […] more

CaliforniACA – July Newsletter

Since the passage of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (ACA), California has taken important steps to implement various provisions of the new legislation. Insure the Uninsured Project (ITUP) is pleased to offer monthly newsletters aimed to keep policymakers, stakeholders and the media informed of California’s progress in implementing […] more

CaliforniACA – June Newsletter

Since the passage of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (ACA), California has taken important steps to implement various provisions of the new legislation. Insure the Uninsured Project (ITUP) is pleased to offer monthly newsletters aimed to keep policymakers, stakeholders and the media informed of California’s progress in implementing […] more

CaliforniACA – May Newsletter

Since the passage of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (ACA), California has taken important steps to implement various provisions of the new legislation. Insure the Uninsured Project (ITUP) is pleased to release the first of its monthly newsletters aimed to keep policymakers, stakeholders and the media informed of […] more

ACO Regulations

Introduction The Patient Protection and Accountable Care Act (ACA) of 2010 included dozens of novel policies designed to cover 33 million uninsured Americans and slow the exponential rise of costs in our health care system.  The legislation introduced various new payment and delivery models that will encourage payers and providers […] more

CaliforniACA – April Newsletter

California’s Uninsured About 4.7M of California’s 7M uninsured will have access to subsidized coverage in 2014. 3M will qualify for Medi-Cal, and 1.7M will be eligible for refundable tax credits in the Exchange.  About 0.9M  persons with individual coverage and incomes under 400% of FPL ($89,000 for a family of […] more