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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

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

ITUP Draft Recommendations for the San Francisco Universal Health Council

Below are ITUP’s suggestions to the San Francisco Universal Health Council on revising the San Francisco Health Care Security ordinance’s employer health spending obligations in light of the passage of the Affordable Care Act. Download the complete document here:   ITUP’s recommendations are summarized as follows: For those employers with […] more

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Below are ITUP’s suggestions to the San Francisco Universal Health Council on revising the San Francisco Health Care Security ordinance’s employer health spending obligations in light of the passage of the Affordable Care Act.

Download the complete document here: San Francisco Ordinance Recommendations San Francisco Ordinance Recommendations.pdf

 

ITUP’s recommendations are summarized as follows:

For those employers with over 50 FTE employees:

1.     For full time (over 30 hours) employees where the employer offers coverage, there should be a “safe harbor” if the offer complies with the ACA.

2.     For full time employees where the employer does not offer coverage, the San Francisco ordinance should apply and the employer can offset any “ACA” penalties that it paid.

3.     For part time employees where the employer offers them coverage, there should be a safe harbor if the offer complies with the ACA.

4.     For part time employees where their employer does not offer them coverage, the San Francisco ordinance should apply.

 

For those employers with under 50 employees:

5.     Where the small employer offers coverage for full time employees, that is ACA compliant, there should be a safe harbor.

6.     Where the small employer does not offer coverage for full time employees, the San Francisco ordinance should apply.

7.     Where the small employer offers coverage for part time employees, that is ACA compliant, there should be a safe harbor.

8.     Where the small employer does not offer coverage for part time employees, the San Francisco ordinance should apply.

 

Recommended priorities for the funding available under the Ordinance.

·       The Medical Resource Account (MRA) program would be rechristened as the San Francisco Premium Assistance program.

·       The MRA would help pay for Healthy San Francisco for employed individuals not eligible for Covered California or full scope Medi-Cal.

·       The MRA program funding would help pay Covered California premiums for employed individuals eligible for that program at employee option.

·       The MRA would be available to upgrade coverage from bronze or catastrophic to silver through Covered California at the employee’s option.