Month: June 2017

State Medicaid Agency Finds Staggering Losses for California Under U.S. Senate Bill

June 29, 2017

On June 28, 2017, the California Department of Health Care Services (DHCS) released its analysis of the impacts for California‚Äôs Medicaid program, Medi-Cal, from the Senate Better Care Reconciliation Act (BCRA) now pending in the U.S. Senate. (See ITUP summary of the BCRA here.) DHCS…

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Fact Sheet, June 2017 – Year-by-Year Impacts of the Senate Better Care Reconciliation Act

June 27, 2017

According to the Congressional Budget Office (CBO), the Senate Better Care Reconciliation Act (BCRA) of 2017 strips insurance coverage from 22 million Americans by 2026, a similar result as the House-passed American Health Care Act (AHCA). This ITUP Fact Sheet shows the year-by-year…

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U.S. Senate Discussion Draft Continues Path to Increasing the Uninsured

June 23, 2017

Cuts Medicaid Even Deeper than House-passed Bill On June 22, 2017, Senate Republicans released a discussion draft of legislation they are considering that would undo key provisions of the federal Affordable Care Act (ACA) and make sweeping changes to the federal Medicaid program.…

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Meeting the Health Needs of the Immigrant Community In Uncertain Times

June 14, 2017

The Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (ACA) provided millions of uninsured U.S. residents, including uninsured legal permanent residents and naturalized citizens, with coverage opportunities through the Medicaid adult expansion and state-based exchanges with tax credits…

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California Budget Conference Committee Considers Coverage Expansion for Young Adults

June 5, 2017

While federal policymakers consider legislation that would eliminate coverage for 23 million Americans, California considers expanding Medi-Cal to all low-income California residents up to age 26   Late last week, the two-house budget conference committee of the California…

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