ITUP Blog

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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Health Bills Introduced: California Legislative Session 2019-20

March 4, 2019

The attached fact sheet provides a brief description of many of the newly introduced health care bills.

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Covered California Announces 2019 Enrollment

February 1, 2019

This week, Covered California, California’s Affordable Care Act (ACA) marketplace, announced the results of the 2019 open enrollment season. Early analysis shows strong renewal rates but a significant drop in new enrollment. This blog highlights potential causes of the drop and its implications.

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Governor Newsom’s First Budget: Health Care Highlights

January 11, 2019

In his first act as Governor of California, Gavin Newsom announced executive actions and budget proposals to expand health coverage and improve affordability, signaling health care as one of his top priorities. This blog highlights health care items in the Governor’s proposed budget.

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ITUP 2018 A Year-In-Review

January 9, 2019

The past year began and ended with ongoing federal efforts to invalidate or dismantle the Affordable Care Act contrasted with California’s continuing efforts to expand coverage and improve health care. These starkly different approaches at the state and federal level are outlined in the ITUP 2018 Year-In Review and the accompanying Summary of 2018 Federal Rulemaking.

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