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Exploring Public Options in California

March 20, 2018

This ITUP report looks at public plan choice, the “public option,” through a California lens. ITUP identifies the unique circumstances in California relevant for the discussion about public options and outlines how a California public option might be structured. California…

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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. Preserving Affordable Care Act (ACA)…

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Notes from the Field: Immigrant Communities in California Under the Cloud of Immigration Enforcement

February 14, 2018

In 2017, ITUP hosted annual workgroups throughout California, 10 regional workgroups and two collaboratives in Los Angeles. During these convenings, ITUP provided timely updates on federal and state health reform and heard from attendees about the coverage gains around the state,…

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Snapshot: Remaining Uninsured in California

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 (6.8 percent of the population, or 7.8 percent…

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Fact Sheet November 2017 – Remaining Uninsured in California

September 13, 2017

California benefited more than most states from the Affordable Care Act (ACA) because California fully embraced the ACA opportunities to expand coverage and streamline enrollment and retention processes. This also means that California has the most at stake in federal efforts to repeal…

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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…

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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),…

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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…

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