Month: September 2013

Tomorrow is Now: Thoughts on California's Implementation of the Affordable Care Act

September 30, 2013

The United States has nearly 50 million uninsured. Over the course of the year, over 7 million Californians are uninsured ranging from a few months to the entire year. Most are working individuals and their family members. No other developed nation has such a broken system. Presidents,…

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Affordable Premiums in the Federal Exchange

September 25, 2013

The Department of Health and Human Services released rates for the federally run Health Insurance Marketplace today. While prices varied considerably in the 36 states that opted to have the federal government run exchanges, average prices are 16% lower than costs projected by the…

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Covered California September Board Meeting

September 23, 2013

Like a gloriously terrible/wonderful film franchise, recent board meetings have been fast and somewhat furious, with a wide range of discussion/action items. Below is a summary. -       CalHEERS on track to being ready October 1 (self-service and assisted enrollment functionality) Some…

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Providing Health Care to the Residually Uninsured in a Post-Reform World (Updated)

September 18, 2013

This updated version of ITUP's 2012 report incorporates the latest research and data in regard to the Residually Uninsured. On March 23, 2010, the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (ACA) was signed into law, laying the groundwork for many health reforms, including the expansion…

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Become A Certified Enrollment Entity

September 3, 2013

ITUP Urges Your Organization To Become A Certified Enrollment Entity Certified Enrollment Entities will educate the public on Covered California and Medi-Cal and help individuals enroll in qualified health plans. All Certified Enrollment Counselors, who will provide enrollment assistance…

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ITUP's Analysis of Employment-Based Coverage Under the Affordable Care Act

September 3, 2013

This report looks at the current state of employment-based coverage, describes the changes under the Affordable Care Act (ACA), reviews some of the affordability problems in employment-based coverage for working families and makes suggestions for future improvements in the ACA. It…

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