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Notes from the Field: Behavioral Health in California

February 2, 2019

In 2018, ITUP travelled across California, convening local health leaders to discuss the most pressing community issues. Based on an escalating statewide crisis, ITUP identified behavioral health as a topical focus for regional discussions. In 2017, almost one in five Californians…

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Covered California Announces 2019 Enrollment

February 1, 2019

Covered California Announces 2019 Enrollment Strong renewal rates but a significant drop in new enrollment signals potential challenges ahead This week, Covered California, California’s Affordable Care Act (ACA) marketplace, announced the results of the 2019 open enrollment…

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Covered California Announces 2019 Enrollment

February 1, 2019

This week, Covered California, California’s Affordable Care Act (ACA) marketplace, announced the results of the 2019 open enrollment season. Early analysis shows strong renewal rates but a significant drop in new enrollment. This blog highlights potential causes of the drop and…

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Snapshot: Remaining Uninsured in California (Updated)

February 1, 2019

According to the California Health Interview Survey (CHIS), in the years leading up to the Affordable Care Act (ACA), the uninsured rate among Californians under the age of 65 was approximately 16 percent.1 Implementation of the ACA dramatically reduced the rate of uninsured to 8.4…

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Governor Newsom’s First Budget: Health Care Highlights

January 11, 2019

by Elia Gallardo In his first act as Governor of California, on his first day, Gavin Newsom announced executive actions and budget proposals to expand health coverage and improve affordability, signaling that health care will be one of his top priorities. Governor Newsom stated…

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Governor Newsom’s First Budget: Health Care Highlights

January 11, 2019

In his first act as Governor of California, Gavin Newsom announced executive actions and budget proposals to expand health coverage and improve affordability, signaling health care as one of his top priorities. This blog highlights health care items in the Governor's proposed budget. Governor…

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Summary of 2018 Federal Rulemaking

January 10, 2019

This summary briefly describes key 2018 federal final rules, proposed rules and policy guidance. Summary of 2018 Federal Rulemaking

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2018 Year-In-Review

January 10, 2019

The annual ITUP Year-In-Review chronicles month-by-month important state and federal health policy milestones. 2018 Year-In-Review

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