Author: Deborah Kelch

ITUP Remains Focused on Covering the Uninsured and Improving the Health of Californians

November 22, 2016

The unexpected results of the 2016 Presidential election triggered uncertainty and anxiety around the future of health reform in California and across the country.  While we do not yet know the full-breadth of legislative and regulatory changes that President Trump and the Republican-led…

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2016 Legislative Wrap-Up

October 11, 2016

At the end of August, the California Legislature adjourned the 2015-2016 legislative session.  The Governor had until September 30 to review and consider all bills the Legislature passed and sent to him.  This summary highlights key health care bills signed by the Governor, vetoed…

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President Obama Takes Stock of Reform

July 13, 2016

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Governor Signs SB 10 — Legislation Aimed at Allowing Undocumented Californians to Buy Coverage in the State Exchange

June 14, 2016

Governor Jerry Brown signed SB 10 (Lara) which requires Covered California to seek federal approval allowing undocumented Californians to buy health coverage through the exchange. The Affordable Care Act (ACA) prohibits undocumented persons from buying coverage or receiving subsidies…

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May 2016 Legislative Summary

May 24, 2016

Dozens of health care bills have been moving through the California Legislature in the second half of the 2015-16 legislative session. As of this writing, many of the bills are on temporary hold in the Suspense files of the Senate and Assembly Appropriations Committee pending further…

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Medi-Cal For All Children Goes Live Today

May 16, 2016

On Friday May 13, 2016, the state Department of Health Care Services (DHCS) notified the Department of Finance that all systems are go to implement SB 75 (Medi-Cal for All Children) today. The Medi-Cal for All Children Expansion means that low-income undocumented children will,…

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Reflections on the 6th Anniversary of the Affordable Care Act

April 29, 2016

ITUP’s Executive Director, Deborah Kelch, reflects on the 6th Anniversary of the Affordable Care Act.

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Reflections on the 6th Anniversary of the Affordable Care Act

March 23, 2016

Today we mark six years since passage of the landmark federal Affordable Care Act (ACA). This is an important opportunity to take time and acknowledge our collective efforts to embrace and fully implement the ACA and its coverage expansions. ACA implementation has essentially cut…

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