Month: September 2018

Proposed Federal Rule on Immigrants and Public Charge

September 28, 2018

By Elia Gallardo In late September 2018, the U.S. Department of Homeland Security released a proposed rule to change the factors affecting a “public charge” determination for immigrants to the U.S. The proposed rule represents a dramatic shift in immigration policy and could…

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23rd Annual ITUP Conference

September 25, 2018

Save the Date! Mark your calendars and plan to attend the 23rd Annual Insure the Uninsured Project (ITUP) Conference February 4-5, 2019 at the Sacramento Convention Center. Health care leaders will gather from across the state to hear about health reform successes and identify…

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California’s Uninsured Rate is 7.2 Percent, According to New Census Data

September 13, 2018

By Trish Violett A new report from the U.S. Census Bureau shows California continued to make progress in reducing the number of uninsured in 2017. Census Bureau figures show that between 2016 and 2017, the number dropped by 47,000, leaving 2.8 million uninsured, or 7.2 percent…

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Latino Coalition for a Healthy California – 2018 Latinx Health Equity Awards!

September 11, 2018

JOIN LCHC AS THEY CELEBRATE THEIR 25TH YEAR ANNIVERSARY! Founded by advocates, consumers, and providers to raise awareness of the most pressing Latino health issues, LCHC is the oldest health policy advocacy organization with a specific focus on the Latino community in California.…

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Health Bills Advance to the Governor’s Desk

September 4, 2018

By Trish Violett Friday was the deadline for the California Legislature to pass legislation for the 2017-18 legislative cycle. The Assembly and Senate passed the following health bills; the Governor has until September 30 to act on the bills. Protecting California’s Progress…

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New Report Highlights Continued Strength of Community Health Centers Under the Affordable Care Act

September 4, 2018

By Emili LaBass More than four years into implementation of the Affordable Care Act (ACA), community health centers continue to play a prominent role in connecting consumers with health coverage despite recent federal reductions in ACA advertising funding, diminishing support for…

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