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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 – 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 – 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

2009-10 Legislative Recap

Summarizes the bills passed related to health reform during the 2009 – 2010 California legislative session. more

Joint Senate and Assembly Hearing: Implementation of Federal Health Care Reform

Yesterday, the California Senate and Assembly Health Committees held a joint hearing to discuss the opportunities and challenges that will be presented during the next few years of reform’s implementation. The session exhibited the proactive mindset that California is taking in regard to the new law, and is a promising […] more

Summary of the Massachusetts Universal Coverage Initiative

One page summary of Massachusetts’ legislation to cover all individuals more