ITUP Blog

Covered California November Board Meeting

December 6, 2016

On November 17, 2016, the Covered California Board convened its monthly Board meeting, the first since the presidential election. The Board agenda included expert panels to mark five years since Covered California was established, which were: “National and State Health Care Landscape and Trends” and “Improving Wellness, Population Health, and Consumer Engagement.” In addition to […]

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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 and those that failed in the Legislature. Bills Signed Into Law […]

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ITUP Announces Dates and Locations for 2016 Regional Workgroups

September 28, 2016

ITUP will be hosting its 2016 series of California regional workgroups from October to December (schedule below). ITUP conducts health-policy research and serves as an independent convener bringing together health care leaders around the state to build common understanding on issues and policies affecting the health of Californians. ITUP regional workgroups facilitate constructive dialogue, problem […]

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AskCHIS Reveals New Categories on Industry and Occupation Indicators

September 22, 2016

Last week, the UCLA Center for Health Policy Research announced that the Center’s AskCHIS online database now allows for review of health data by industry and occupation. AskCHIS – an online query system that provides health statistics at the county, regional, and state level – relies on the responses of more than 50,000 Californians interviewed annually by […]

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California Leads Nation in Reducing Uninsured: Highlights from New U.S. Census Report

September 15, 2016

California ranks number one among states in reducing the ranks of the medically uninsured according to a new report released on Tuesday by the U.S. Census Bureau. The report, “Health Insurance Coverage in the United States: 2015” features data from two of the Census Bureau’s annual surveys, the Current Population Survey Annual Social and the Economic […]

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Covered California August Board Meeting

August 24, 2016

After a month-long break, the Covered California Board reconvened for its monthly meeting on August 18, 2016. Covered California provided updates on media coverage and enrollment numbers for Covered California for Small Business (CCSB). Board members approved readoption of the requirements for the certified application counselor program and individual eligibility and enrollment regulations. Covered California […]

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Covered California Announces Preliminary Rates for 2017

July 22, 2016

Covered California’s announcement about anticipated rate increases for the 2017 rate year is reverberating across the political landscape of health care reform. The proposed increases are yet to be reviewed by state regulators, but the possibility of an average rise of 13.2% stands in stark contrast to the first two years of single-digit increases for […]

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President Obama Takes Stock of Reform

July 13, 2016

In a nontraditional role for a sitting President, “Barack Obama, JD” entered a Special Communication in the Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA) reflecting on the passage and impact of his signature legislative endeavor, the federal Affordable Care Act (ACA).

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