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UPDATE: California Strategies: Covering California’s Remaining Uninsured and Improving Affordability

October 8, 2018

UPDATED REVIEW OF 2018 POLICY PROPOSALS This updated issue brief analyzes policy proposals advanced in 2018 to move the state closer to universal coverage by focusing on the challenges many Californians face. California’s successful implementation of the Affordable Care Act…

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Proposed Federal Rule on Immigrants and Public Charge Fact Sheet

October 3, 2018

In late September 2018, the U.S. Department of Homeland Security released a proposed rule to change the factors affecting a “public charge” determination for immigrants to the U.S. The ITUP fact sheet briefly describes existing federal law on public charge and health care programs,…

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Final Results of the 2017-18 Legislative Session

October 1, 2018

By Elia Gallardo and Trish Violett Governor Brown signed into law most of the health bills sent to him by the Legislature this year. This blog summarizes legislation by topic and actions taken by the Governor, Chaptered (signed) or Vetoed. Preserving California’s Progress Under…

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Proposed Federal Rule on Immigrants and Public Charge

September 28, 2018

By Elia Gallardo In late September 2018, the U.S. Department of Homeland Security released a proposed rule to change the factors affecting a “public charge” determination for immigrants to the U.S. The proposed rule represents a dramatic shift in immigration policy and could…

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California’s Uninsured Rate is 7.2 Percent, According to New Census Data

September 13, 2018

By Trish Violett A new report from the U.S. Census Bureau shows California continued to make progress in reducing the number of uninsured in 2017. Census Bureau figures show that between 2016 and 2017, the number dropped by 47,000, leaving 2.8 million uninsured, or 7.2 percent…

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Health Bills Advance to the Governor’s Desk

September 4, 2018

By Trish Violett Friday was the deadline for the California Legislature to pass legislation for the 2017-18 legislative cycle. The Assembly and Senate passed the following health bills; the Governor has until September 30 to act on the bills. Protecting California’s Progress…

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New Report Highlights Continued Strength of Community Health Centers Under the Affordable Care Act

September 4, 2018

By Emili LaBass More than four years into implementation of the Affordable Care Act (ACA), community health centers continue to play a prominent role in connecting consumers with health coverage despite recent federal reductions in ACA advertising funding, diminishing support for…

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The Legislature Fails to Advance Coverage for California’s Remaining Uninsured

August 17, 2018

On August 16, 2018, the California Legislature ended 2018 legislative efforts to expand coverage and increase affordability with multiple bills stalling in the Senate and Assembly fiscal committees. This year the Legislature considered a number of budget proposals as well as legislation…

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