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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Covered California Premiums for 2019 Increase Amid Concerns that Federal Efforts to Weaken the Affordable Care Act Are Having an Impact

July 25, 2018

By Elia Gallardo Last week, Covered California announced preliminary health plan premium rates for the 2019 coverage year and suggested that federal action to weaken the Affordable Care Act (ACA) may have yielded higher rates than might have otherwise been expected. Subject to…

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California’s Health Care Safety Net

June 26, 2018

HEALTH POLICY ESSENTIALS - A NEW ITUP SERIES  ITUP is pleased to release California’s Health Care Safety Net, highlighting the programs, providers and populations that make up the state’s health care safety net for low-income and underserved communities. With the implementation…

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2018 California At-A-Glance

June 22, 2018

The California At-A-Glance provides information on the remaining uninsured and coverage in California. Download the California At-A-Glance now.

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

June 7, 2018

REVIEW OF 2018 POLICY PROPOSALS This issue brief analyzes policy proposals advanced this year 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 (ACA) dramatically…

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Remaining Uninsured in California (Revised and Updated, April 2018)

April 27, 2018

California fully embraced the federal Affordable Care Act (ACA) with dramatic results. California’s uninsured rate is currently at just 7 percent overall and 8.1 percent among those under 65 years old. In the years prior to the ACA, California’s uninsured rate hovered between…

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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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