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ITUP Remains Focused on Covering the Uninsured and Improving the Health of Californians

The unexpected results of the 2016 Presidential election triggered uncertainty and anxiety around the future of health reform in California and across the country.  While we do not yet know the specific policy changes that the new President-elect and Republican-led Congress will pursue, we do know that California potentially has […] more

ITUP Re-Tools 21st Annual ITUP Statewide Conference in the Wake of Threats to Health Reform

Following the Presidential election of 2016, ITUP quickly worked to reshape its upcoming statewide conference scheduled for February 6-7, 2017 in Sacramento. The conference will focus on the risks, threats and challenges to California’s health reform progress as the newly elected President and Congress consider federal action to amend, repeal […] more

7 Things to know about Covered California’s §1332 Draft

On August 5, 2016, Covered California released a draft of California’s proposed Affordable Care Act (ACA) Section 1332 waiver to permit undocumented immigrants to buy health insurance on the State’s Exchange, albeit without federal subsidies. Here are 7 things to know from the draft. more

Governor Signs SB 10 — Legislation Aimed at Allowing Undocumented Californians to Buy Coverage in the State Exchange

Governor Jerry Brown signed SB 10 (Lara) which requires Covered California to seek federal approval allowing undocumented Californians to buy health coverage through the exchange. The Affordable Care Act (ACA) prohibits undocumented persons from buying coverage or receiving subsidies through state exchanges, but does not prohibit them from buying unsubsidized […] more

Reflections on the 6th Anniversary of the Affordable Care Act

ITUP’s Executive Director, Deborah Kelch, reflects on the 6th Anniversary of the Affordable Care Act. more

Save the Date: 21st Annual ITUP Conference

Join us in Sacramento on the evening of February 6, 2017 for the 21st Annual Insure the Uninsured Project Networking and Awards Dinner. The 2017 Annual ITUP Conference will be held on February 7th, 2017 at the Sacramento Convention Center. This year’s conference will celebrate 3 years of ACA implementation […] more

20th Annual Conference Materials Now Online

Materials from the 20th Annual ITUP Conference are now available! Session notes, presentations, related articles, and photos are now available on the Conference webpage. Conference Materials Thank you to all that attended the 20th Annual ITUP Conference! We hope you enjoyed it as much as we did. more

Press Release: Insure the Uninsured Project Selects Deborah Kelch as New Executive Director

SACRAMENTO, CA – Insure the Uninsured Project (ITUP), a statewide policy institute focused on expanding and improving health care coverage in California, today announced the appointment of its new Executive Director, Deborah Reidy Kelch, M.P.P.A. of Elk Grove, CA. Howard Kahn, retired CEO of L.A. Care Health Plan and Chair […] more

Where Should We Be Going?

The Affordable Care Act (ACA) created a hybrid with many moving parts: incorporating employer mandates, individual responsibility and refundable tax credits (shared responsibility), and a Medicaid expansion. It is unclear which parts over time will give way to others. Some predict the demise of employment-based coverage; there is no evidence […] more

20th Annual ITUP Conference

20th Annual Insure the Uninsured Project Celebration Dinner and Conference February 8th and 9th at the Sacramento Convention Center Registration is now open! This year’s ITUP conference will focus on steps to close the coverage gaps and move Californians into a culture of health and wellness. Conference sessions will present […] more