Fact Sheets

2018 California At-A-Glance

June 22, 2018

The California At-A-Glance provides information on the remaining uninsured and coverage in California.

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Remaining Uninsured in California (Revised and Updated, April 2018)

April 27, 2018

California fully embraced the federal Affordable Care Act (ACA) with dramatic results. California’s uninsured rate is
currently at just 7 percent overall and 8.1 percent among those under 65 years old. In the years prior to the ACA,
California’s uninsured rate hovered between 16 and 19 percent.

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2017-18 Legislative Session Bills in California

March 12, 2018

The deadline for introducing legislation in the second year of the 2017-18 legislative session was last month. Health Committees in both houses begin bill hearings this week on 2018 bills and on two-year bills that remain eligible for action.

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Snapshot: Remaining Uninsured in California (Revised and Updated, April 2018)

January 10, 2018

Prior to the ACA, the uninsured rate for nonelderly Californians persisted around 20 percent. Although California’s implementation of the ACA dramatically reduced the number of uninsured, nearly three million uninsured Californians remain. This snapshot provides a quick profile of California’s remaining uninsured.

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Health Care Reform:
2017 Year-In-Review

January 7, 2018

Because California embraced the opportunities available under the Affordable Care Act (ACA), 2017 began and ended with California reaching historic low rates of uninsured. The timeline below reviews notable health reform events for 2017 and includes links to source documents and related ITUP publications.

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Fact Sheet, August 2017 — Framework for Designing a Health Coverage Proposal

August 27, 2017

On August 25, 2017, Speaker of the California Assembly, Anthony Rendon (D-Lakewood), announced the formation of the new Select Committee on Health Care Delivery Systems and Universal Coverage. ITUP is committed to working with state policymakers in both houses to further health care reform to address the nearly three million remaining uninsured in California. Download […]

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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, 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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