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Advancing the Triple Aim for Employer-Based Health Insurance

January 5, 2016

Through expanding Medi-Cal and subsidizing private insurance through Covered California for 1.3 million Californians, the Affordable Care Act (ACA) launched the triple of aim of better access, improved care, and reduced costs. As the ACA enters its third year of implementation,…

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Open Enrollment: Lessons from the Field (UPDATED)

January 4, 2016

California has been one of the nation’s leaders in implementing the ACA. This paper looks at the enrollment successes and delivery systems performance reported in our regional workgroups in the San Diego, Orange, North Central, Bay Area, Central Coast and Central Valley counties.…

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California’s Oral Health Picture: The Good, the Bad and the Toothy

December 24, 2015

As California is beginning to re-embrace the importance of investment into dental health, the American Dental Association, Health Policy Institute (HPI) released a fact sheet on all 50 states’ oral health care system. California’s dental profile has some good things, some bad…

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Los Angeles County Enrollment Successes

December 11, 2015

ITUP has prepared a summary of enrollment successes in Los Angeles county. Here's a brief overview: Los Angeles reached 226% of anticipated enrollment for the first year’s open enrollment in Covered California Community clinic visit compositions shifted dramatically: Medi-Cal…

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Covered California Active Members Receive Substantial Federal Assistance to Pay for Healthcare Coverage and Any Reduction to this Assistance Would Jeopardize Gains on the Affordability of Coverage

December 7, 2015

Amid talks of GOP reconciliation bills that would gut federal assistance from the Affordable Care Act (ACA) and leave millions of working people uninsured, many of California’s citizens benefit from buying healthcare coverage through the Exchange, Covered California, with federal…

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ITUP's Summary of California Legislative Analyst's Office Analysis of the 2016-17 Budget

December 3, 2015

The Legislative Analyst reports that California’s General Fund revenues for 2015-16 will exceed projections by $3.6 billion, which will in turn be deposited in the state’s Rainy Day fund under Proposition 2. The Analyst projects a surplus of $11.5 billion for fiscal year 2016-17,…

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Covered California November Board Meeting

December 2, 2015

The final Covered California board meeting for the calendar year provided lots of updates on the happenings at the Exchange. At the meeting topics included a study on Californians’ awareness of the Affordable Care Act (ACA), the open enrollment launch and a marketing and enrollment…

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California's §1115 Waiver Renewal

November 25, 2015

California’s §1115 waiver recently expired on October 31, 2015, and HHS granted a temporary extension of the waiver until December 31, 2015.  On October 31, 2015, DHCS and CMS announced a conceptual agreement that outlines the major components of the waiver renewal. There are…

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