Fact Sheet August 2017 – Senate BCRA Incorporating the Graham-Cassidy-Heller Amendment

August 20, 2017

Near the end of July 2017, as the U.S. Senate began voting on various Republican­‐sponsored initiatives to rollback the Affordable Care Act (ACA), Senators Graham (R‐South Carolina) and Cassidy (R‐Louisiana) offered an amendment to the Better Care Reconciliation Act (BCRA), which Senator Heller (R­‐Nevada) later co-­sponsored. The Graham­‐Cassidy‐Heller amendment retains many of the harmful provisions […]

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Fact Sheet, July 2017 – Summary of the Better Care Reconciliation Act

July 25, 2017

On July 13, 2017 Senate Republican leaders released a revised discussion draft of the Better Care Reconciliation Act (BCRA). The changes made in this version of the Senate proposal do not substantively change the basic features of the original BCRA proposal. The discussion draft leaves in place the dramatic restructuring of the federal Medicaid program. […]

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

June 27, 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 policy changes that eventually lead to dramatic waive of uninsured Americans. Download […]

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Fact Sheet, June 2017 – Meeting the Health Needs of the Immigrant Community In Uncertain Times

June 14, 2017

The Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (ACA) provided millions of uninsured U.S. residents, including uninsured legal permanent residents and naturalized citizens, with coverage opportunities through the Medicaid adult expansion and state-based exchanges with tax credits available to support affordability. However, ACA excludes the undocumented community from these opportunities. This fact sheet provides information on […]

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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 ACA Watch, Issue 4 here.

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Fact Sheet, May 2017 – Summary of President Trump’s Proposed Fiscal Year 2018 Budget Plan

May 24, 2017

On May 23, 2017, the Trump Administration released its proposed federal fiscal year (FFY) 2018 budget plan which relies on draconian cuts to the safety-net to increase spending for the military, border security, tax reform and infrastructure. Download the Fact Sheet here. 

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Fact Sheet, May 2017 – Summary of The American Health Care Act

May 5, 2017

On May 4, 2017, the United States House of Representatives passed the American Health Care Act (AHCA), H.R. 1628, as amended, as a budget reconciliation bill, on a party line vote, 217-213. The AHCA is intended to deliver on the Republican pledge to “repeal and replace” the ACA. Read more about the AHCA by downloading […]

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ITUP ACA Watch, Issue 2 – Congressional Budget Office Scores the American Health Care Act

March 16, 2017

The second issue in the series provides information and analyses on the independent, nonpartisan Congressional Budget Office (CBO) review of the American Health Care Act (AHCA). The GOP proposed AHCA would dismantle significant portions of the federal Affordable Care Act. This ACA Watch describes key provisions of the AHCA and highlights the CBO’s most significant […]

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