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ObamaCare 101: The Affordable Care Act

July 12, 2013

ITUP hosted a series of educational trainings entitled ObamaCare 101: An Educational Training on the Affordable Care Act (ACA). During the trainings, ITUP discussed key components of the ACA and provided a comprehensive overview of how health coverage will change in California under…

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Basic Health Plan: Taking a Slow Deep Breath and Thinking of Alternatives

August 23, 2012

In the last few weeks, I have received many concerned inquiries about the Basic Health Plan (BHP). For lack of a better definition, a Basic Health Plan is a hybrid, – not Medi-Cal, not Medicare, not commercial insurance – an option for states to cover individuals with incomes…

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ITUP’s Thoughts on the Basic Health Plan Option

May 2, 2012

ITUP’s goals for California’s implementation of the Affordable Care Acts are: 1) to cover as many uninsured as possible; 2) to build a strong and successful Exchange to buy more affordable coverage for small employers and privately insured and uninsured individuals; and 3) to…

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Thoughts on the Basic Health Plan

May 6, 2011

The ACA permits states to cover individuals with incomes between 133 and 200% of FPL through a Basic Health Plan (BHP).[i] States who choose to do so would receive 95% of what the federal government would have paid for their coverage through the Exchange. This is based on the Washington…

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