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Waiver Implementation Update (Oct 2011)

The §1115 waiver approved for California on November 1, 2010 provides a bridge and other vital infrastructure to coverage in 2014 and offers immediate support and relief to the financially hard pressed safety net system and the individuals they serve. Local communities face the challenge of implementing three new programs at the same time. They are at widely divergent starting points and their efforts need to lead to a unified statewide effort by 2014. This paper provides a snapshot overview of local implementation of the three following elements of the waiver.

In preparing this report, we reviewed county documents submitted to the state, the discussions at ITUP regional and issue workgroups and interviewed over 30 individuals involved in local implementation efforts. These are ITUP’s conclusions and characterizations should not be considered as the views of any individual, county, clinic, health plan or other entity.

Waiver Implementation Update (10/11/2011) Waiver Implementation Update (10/11/2011).pdf

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