ITUP Blog

ITUP Overview of the Governor’s Proposed 2020-21 Budget

January 18, 2020

On January 10, 2020, Governor Newsom introduced his proposed budget for fiscal year 2020-21, including multiple programs and new initiatives aimed at improving health care and coverage in California. This ITUP blog focuses on the major health-related items in the Governor’s proposed budget.

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Covering Undocumented Young Adults in Medi-Cal

December 13, 2019

On January 1, 2020, California will extend Medi-Cal eligibility to low-income undocumented young adults. This ITUP blog highlights the expansion opportunity as well as potential challenges in bringing eligible young adults into coverage, including an intensely negative and complex federal immigration climate. Read more to learn about the upcoming expansion to the State Medi-Cal program.

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Legislative Update: Final Results of the 2019-20 Legislative Session

October 21, 2019

Governor Newsom signed most of the health care bills sent to him by the Legislature this year. This ITUP Legislative Update reviews the bills passed by the Legislature in 2019, and the governor’s actions to sign (shown as chaptered) or veto the bills.

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Newsom Administration Moves to Launch New Health Reform Commission

October 9, 2019

On September 26, 2019 the California Health and Human Services Agency (CHHS) released a Request-for-Proposal (RFP) for a vendor to provide project management services in support of the new Healthy California for All (HCFA) Commission. Pursuant to the 2019-20 state budget, the Commission is charged with developing options for a health care delivery system that “provides coverage and access through a unified financing system, including, but not limited to, a single-payer financing system, for all Californians.”

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My Intern Experience at ITUP

August 27, 2019

My summer at ITUP provided me with new skills in health policy analysis and research, increased my understanding of state and federal health care programs and legislative processes, and gave me the experience of working in a nonprofit organization that engages with state health care leaders as well as local health care stakeholders. 

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Bills Pending as Legislature Winds Down

August 16, 2019

This ITUP Legislative Update highlights the remaining deadlines in the legislative session that ends September 13 and the bills still moving through the process.

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Public Charge & Health Care in California

August 14, 2019

On August 12, 2019, the U.S. Department of Homeland Security (USDHS) released the final rule on “public charge.” The latest ITUP Blog and Fact Sheet provide additional background on the final rule.

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Federal Administration’s Refusal to Defend the ACA

March 29, 2019

This ITUP blog on the recent decision of the U.S. Department of Justice to change course and support a federal court finding that the entire Affordable Care Act (ACA) is unconstitutional could have significant impacts for California if ultimately affirmed.

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