Month: December 2012

Thinking Ahead: High Priorities for CA's ACA Implementation (DRAFT)

December 21, 2012

This working draft examines California's ACA implementation efforts - where we are and where we need to go in the near future.  Topics discussed include: Education, outreach and enrollment Medi-Cal expansion and simplification Exchange Residually uninsured Behavioral health Safety…

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December Exchange Board Meeting: Federal Proposed Rules, Marketing and Outreach, QHP Designs, Health Disparities

December 18, 2012

During the last meeting of 2012 (possibly the world), the Exchange board discussed a myriad of topics with updates on several key topics. Executive Director's Report During his monthly report, Peter Lee announced the tentative planning calendar for 2013, with the January meeting…

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California Continues to Have the Greatest Number of Uninsured Residents in U.S.

December 12, 2012

A new report from the California HealthCare Foundation (CHCF) indicates that California continues to be the state with largest number of uninsured residents, 7.1 million. The state ranks seventh in the overall share (22%) of its residents who are uninsured. These findings are a part…

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Creating a Streamlined Service Center for California's Health Subsidy Programs

December 10, 2012

The California Health Benefit Exchange, in coordination with the Department of Health Care Services (DHCS), will launch a new service center in 2014 to provide individuals and families with a unified eligibility determination and enrollment portal. This service center will allow consumers…

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CaliforniACA November Newsletter

December 10, 2012

ITUP's 17th Annual Conference Registration for our 17th annual conference is now open!  Confirmed speakers include: John Arensmeyer, Founder & CEO, Small Business Majority Kim Belshé, Executive Director, First 5 L.A. Diana Bontá, CEO, The California Wellness Foundation Alex…

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In Economic News, November Jobs Report Shows Growth despite Hurricane Sandy, Most Americans Want Tax Increase for Higher-Income Households in Deficit Reduction Package

December 7, 2012

The U.S. Department of Labor released the November jobs report today, and the news was largely positive overall. The economy produced 146,000 new jobs, bringing the unemployment rate down from 7.9% to 7.7%. While these figures do not indicate robust growth in the labor market, the…

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CA School Health Center Association to Host Conference in Long Beach

December 3, 2012

The California School Health Centers Association would like to invite you to join hundreds of health care providers, school officials, and children's health stakeholders at the Vision & Voice for Healthy Students conference. The conference will be held March 14th and 15th at  The…

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