Month: February 2014

ITUP Goes SHOP-ping

February 28, 2014

ITUP just switched to SHOP coverage through Covered California. In December 2013, we began to assess whether SHOP would be a good fit for our employees. The SHOP gold tier of coverage was about the same coverage as we already had, and it would cost us less per capita. We next asked…

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Utah Governor Proposes Alternative Plan to Expand Medicaid

February 28, 2014

Utah Governor Gary Herbert, a Republican, announced yesterday his proposal to expand health coverage to roughly 100,000 Utahans who are newly eligible for the Affordable Care Act's Medicaid expansion. These individuals have household incomes at or below $15,500 for an individual…

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Advancing the Health and Wellbeing of Boys & Men of Color

February 27, 2014

A program in Alameda County is simultaneously expanding the health care workforce, creating linkages between communities and the health care system, and even addressing some of the cultural and socioeconomic indicators of health issues. The Emergency Medical Services Corps, initially…

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2014 Conference

February 20, 2014

18th Annual Conference Insure the Uninsured Project's 18th Annual Statewide Conference: Tomorrow is Here: What's Next? conference was held at the Sacramento Convention Center on February 11, 2014, while the Awards and Networking Dinner was held at the Citizen Hotel on February 10,…

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February Enrollment Report Shows Continued Strength

February 19, 2014

Last week we told you that more than 2.2 million people have enrolled in Covered California or Medi-Cal coverage from October 2013 to January 2014. Today we’ve got even more details. In the first two weeks of February, over 100,000 people enrolled in the Exchange. That makes more…

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Wide Differences in Plan Costs among Health Insurance Exchanges across U.S.

February 18, 2014

Two recent Kaiser Health News articles compared health plan premiums in the Affordable Care Act's recently established health insurance exchanges. The article reported that rates vary widely across different regions and examined why such large differences might exist, sometimes in…

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ACA enrollment tops 2.2 million in California

February 13, 2014

Yesterday the federal government announced that 728,086 individuals enrolled in Covered California by February 1. Additionally, 850,000 people (in addition to the roughly 630,000 individuals transitioning from LIHPs) were deemed eligible for Medi-Cal. Together, more than 2.2 million…

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Children's Health Coverage Under the ACA

February 7, 2014

This series examines the future of children’s coverage in California, both where we are now and where we need to go in the near future.  Topics discussed include: Current coverage of children Remaining uninsured children post ACA implementation Future of state programs like…

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Workforce Development in Healthcare

February 5, 2014

The ACA provides an opportunity for states to make health care coverage more accessible to Americans through Medicaid expansion and state health insurance exchanges. In California, 3.3M individuals will be newly eligible for Medi-Cal or subsidized coverage through Covered California.…

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Conference Reports

February 5, 2014

ITUP has prepared reports in preparation for the 18th Annual Statewide ITUP Conference. Featured topics include important issues like the future of the Exchange, the remaining uninsured, children's coverage, payment reform, health care financing, provider workforce, and the future…

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