ITUP Blog

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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ITUP Issues Comments on Public Charge

December 4, 2018

In comments addressed to the Department of Homeland Security (DHS), Insure the Uninsured Project (ITUP) expressed deep concern with the proposed rule on public charge and urged DHS to withdraw the proposal.

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New Projections Estimate the Uninsured will Rise in California

November 28, 2018

In the years since implementation of the Affordable Care Act California made steady progress in reducing the number of uninsured in the state. According to newly released projections, this pattern is unlikely to continue without state policy intervention.

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New Data Reveals that Racial/Ethnic Disparities in Health Coverage are Narrowing Under the Affordable Care Act

October 31, 2018

According to newly released California Health Interview Survey (CHIS) 2017 data, disparities in health care coverage across race and ethnic subgroups have narrowed with the implementation of the Affordable Care Act (ACA).

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