Month: October 2012

CaliforniACA September Newsletter

October 5, 2012

The California Health Benefit Exchange September Board Meeting Covers Stakeholder Consultation, Consumer Assistance, SHOP and Service Center Models During the September Exchange board meeting, staff presented onnaming/tagline updates, outreach and education grant program concepts,stakeholder…

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Free Contraception Dramatically Lowers Unintended Pregnancies

October 5, 2012

A study by a team of researchers at Washington University in St. Louis found that access to free contraception decreased unintended pregnancies, teen pregnancy rates, and abortion rates.  Over the course of three years, the researchers provided 9,256 adolescents and women at risk…

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Health Care in the 2012 Presidential Election: Who Can Do It Better?

October 2, 2012

The Commonwealth Fund has released a report comparing how President Obama and Governor Romney's health plans will affect Americans.  The study was based on a microsimulation analysis done by MIT economist Jonathan Gruber to model three policy scenarios: the baseline (if the ACA had…

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Governor Brown Signs Health Reform Legislation, but Vetoes Some Measures

October 1, 2012

Over the weekend, Governor Brown signed legislation that implements central parts of the Affordable Care Act (ACA) in California. These pieces of legislation define the essential health benefits package, increase oversight of the small group health insurance market, inform individuals…

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Registration for the Conference is now Open!

October 1, 2012

Registration is now open for ITUP's 17th Annual Conference, "ACA: The Final Countdown," which will take place Tuesday, February 5, 2013 at the Sacramento Convention Center. This year we expect over 600 healthcare leaders to attend, including health plans, providers, advocates, employers,…

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