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

June 30, 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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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’s 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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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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Covered California May 2017 Board Meeting

June 6, 2017

On May 18, 2017, the Covered California board convened its monthly meeting. The board agenda included the Executive Director Report, Covered California policy items, and regulations background materials. Click here for the Covered California board agenda for May 18, 2017. Click…

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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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CBO Confirms Devastating Consequences of the House-passed American Health Care Act

May 25, 2017

On May 24, 2017, the Congressional Budget Office (CBO) released an updated cost estimate for the American Health Care Act passed by the U.S. House of Representatives on May 4, 2017, adjusting their analysis for last minute amendments to H.R. 1628. (See ITUP summary of AHCA here.) The…

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ITUP ACA Watch, Issue 4 — The ACA and Medi-Cal: What’s at Stake?

May 25, 2017

This issue of ACA Watch highlights program and population changes that re-shaped Medi-Cal under ACA. In addition to expanding coverage for some of the state’s most disenfranchised residents, the ACA dramatically altered the demographic profile and scope of the Medi-Cal program. Download…

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California Moves to Protect ACA Consumer Cost-sharing Reductions (CSRs)

May 23, 2017

On May 18, 2017, California and New York led 13 other states and the District of Columbia in filing a motion to intervene in the federal lawsuit affecting payments that reduce out-of-pocket costs for low income individuals enrolled in Affordable Care Act (ACA) marketplaces. Under…

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Covered California March 2017 Board Meeting

April 14, 2017

On March 14, 2017, the Covered California Board convened its monthly Board meeting. The Board Meeting Agenda included Closed Session, an Executive Director’s Report, and Covered California Policy and Action Items. (more…)

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ITUP FY2014-15 Annual Report

January 13, 2016

ITUP's FY2014-15 Annual Report is now available for download. Below, please find a message from our Executive Director, Lucien Wulsin. Dear Friends and Colleagues, ITUP’s goals for 2014-15 were to build on and accelerate the first year’s successes in Affordable Care Act (ACA)…

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