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The Uninsured

There are currently 7.2 million Californians who go without health insurance or coverage all or part of the year. Being uninsured carries risks beyond the financial burden an unexpected illness would impose. For example, the uninsured have lower screening rates for preventable health conditions and experience poorer health outcomes for chronic conditions. Due to California’s vast geographical, economical, and political diversity (to name a few), the uninsured are not always an easily defined population.

Hospital Data – OSHPD 2014

Below are detailed excel sheets of the 2014 Office of Statewide Health Planning and Development (OSHPD) hospital utilization and financial data. As 2014 marks the start of ACA implementation, the data is a good measure of the changes that took place as a result of the law. Hospitals were analyzed by region, […] more

2015 Workgroup Summaries

ITUP conducts a series of regional and statewide issue workgroups every year and provides executive summaries of all proceedings. These summaries provide an overview of the main topics of discussion, ranging from local enrollment success and challenges, local reform initiatives, and developing issues that stakeholders are grappling with. Regional Workgroups […] more

2015 Workgroups

ITUP conducted a series of regional and statewide issue workgroups in 2015.  Regional workgroups are hosted throughout the state and focus on the health needs of local communities. The statewide issue workgroups focus on key health reform implementation issues facing California.  Executive summaries are available here to provide an overview of […] more

Impressions from the Covered California Bus Tour — the Central Valley and Central Coast

The first stop was the Fresno Call Center, one of the three California call centers, where about 450 people work during the Open Enrollment. They handle about 14,000 calls a day from all over the state; they peak at over 20,000 calls. Five of the staff travelled on the bus […] more

Summary of WalletHub article, “2015’s Rates of Uninsured by State Before & After Obamacare”

Using data from the US Census Bureau, WalletHub measured the uninsured rates, after the implementation of the Affordable Care act, in all 50 states and the District of Columbia.  Rates have been broken down to state levels. Commentary and methodology can be found here. In addition to overall insurance rates, […] 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

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

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

2014 and 2013 Workgroups

ITUP conducts a series of regional and statewide issue workgroups every year and provides executive summaries of all proceedings in addition to compiling relevant materials for workgroup. Below you can find all of the materials from the 2013 and 2014 Workgroups: 2014 ITUP hosted seven regional workgroups in 2014. To […] more

2013 OSHPD Clinic and Hospital Data Summaries

The attachments below are data overviews of OSHPD’s 2013 utilization and financial data for clinics and hospitals. Providers were analyzed by region, as well as by type. For the purposes of our analyses, non-comparable facilities (Kaiser, Shriners) were excluded.                     more