23rd Annual
ITUP Conference Recap

This issue brief reviews important changes to the health care safety net and the impact on low-income Californians.

Snapshot: Remaining Uninsured in California

Prior to the ACA, the uninsured rate for nonelderly Californians persisted around 20 percent. Although California’s implementation of the ACA dramatically reduced the number of uninsured, nearly three million uninsured Californians remain.
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2019 County Medically Indigent Programs

March 21, 2019

This version of ITUP Tracking provides an update to the ITUP 2017 Review of Medically Indigent Adult (MIA) programs administered by counties for low-income uninsured adults.

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Snapshot: Remaining Uninsured in California (Updated)

February 1, 2019

According to the California Health Interview Survey (CHIS), in the years leading up to the Affordable Care Act (ACA), the uninsured rate among Californians under the age of 65 was approximately 16 percent.1 Implementation of the ACA dramatically reduced the rate of uninsured to 8.4 percent, with approximately 3 million remaining uninsured in the state.2 This snapshot provides a quick overview of California’s remaining uninsured.

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Health Bills Introduced: California Legislative Session 2019-20

March 4, 2019

The deadline to introduce legislation for the 2019-20 legislative session was February 22, 2019. The Legislature introduced nearly 1,000 health-related bills, including approximately 160 bills focused on behavioral health issues. The attached fact sheet provides a brief description of many of the newly introduced health care bills.

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Governor Newsom’s First Budget: Health Care Highlights

January 11, 2019

In his first act as Governor of California, Gavin Newsom announced executive actions and budget proposals to expand health coverage and improve affordability, signaling health care as one of his top priorities. This blog highlights health care items in the Governor’s proposed budget.

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2019 ITUP Regional Workgroups

ITUP regional workgroups bring together local leaders for constructive dialogue and creative problem solving to expand access and improve the health of Californians.

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23rd Annual ITUP Conference Details

The 2019 ITUP conference Mapping the Future of Health Reform – What’s Next?  offered late-breaking updates on health reform at the state and federal levels, including highlights of Governor Newsom’s health care agenda and the latest on Attorney General Xavier Becerra’s fight to protect California coverage gains under the Affordable Care Act.

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2018 ITUP Regional Workgroups Were a Success!

In 2018, ITUP Regional Workgroup participants discussed challenges, opportunities and best practices affecting the delivery of mental health and substance use disorder services in the state. The discussions were timely and intense, reflecting the magnitude of the behavioral health challenges the state faces.

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