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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

ITUP Launches Search for New Executive Director

ITUP launches its search for a new Executive Director. For more information, please download the position specifications here: ITUP ED Position Specifications You may also contact Carlson Beck for further details at: Sally Carlson, Managing Partner,  sally@carlsonbeck.com, 415.433.2299 Heidi Holzhauer, Senior Principal,  heidi@carlsonbeck.com, 707.963.1250   more

ITUP Webinar: ACA §1332 State Innovation Waivers

The ACA §1332 Waiver provides States with an opportunity to design and implement innovative models to finance and deliver healthcare to their residents. ITUP has prepared a webinar providing an introduction to the §1332 waiver, its provisions, and the ways it could be used going forward to innovate healthcare delivery […] more

Where Are We Going: Where Should We Be Going?

The Affordable Care Act in many ways represented the triumph of Republican ideas (dating back to President Richard Nixon, Senator Bob Dole and ultimately enacted by Governor Mitt Romney), passed by a narrow margin with Democratic votes only and implemented amidst enormous partisan criticism and unparalleled scrutiny. It was not […] more

ITUP is Now Hiring!

JOB DESCRIPTION Research Manager Insure the Uninsured Project’s (ITUP) goal is to identify and promote new approaches to expand health care and coverage for the uninsured and to assure that those newly insured have good health outcomes. The Project’s focus is on developing connections among parties interested and able to […] more

Care, Coverage and Financing for Southern California’s Remaining Uninsured

In this paper we look at six Southern California counties, their implementation of the Affordable Care Act and care and financing for the remaining uninsured in the local safety nets. The landscape has changed swiftly and dramatically from large numbers of uninsured seeking care in over-burdened and under-financed county health […] more

Upcoming Waiver – Thoughts From Southern California (UPDATED)

This four part series examines the upcoming Medicaid Waiver. Section 1 is background on waivers; Section 2 reviews California’s implementation of the Affordable Care Act; Section 3 provides 2012 data on Southern California’s safety nets on the eve of ACA implementation, and Section 4 discusses the 11 key issues brought […] more

ITUP 2015 Conference

ITUP’s 19th Annual Conference and Awards Reception were held on February 17, 2015 at the Sacramento Convention Center. Download the agenda here: Conference Agenda Conference Evaluation Form  We are all about quality improvement, so please fill out our evaluation form and let us know what you thought went well and what […] more

New York’s New DSRIP Waiver & What It Could Mean in California UPDATED

New York state and CMS signed a new DSRIP waiver in April 2014. The goals are transforming the state’s health care system, bending the Medicaid cost curve and assuring quality care for all Medicaid members. The waiver puts an emphasis on transformation of the safety net, cost reduction and improved […] more