New Projections Estimate the Uninsured will Rise in California

November 28, 2018

By Trish Violett In the years since implementation of the Affordable Care Act (ACA) California made steady progress in reducing the number of uninsured in the state. According to newly released projections from the California Simulation of Insurance Markets (CalSIM), a micro-simulation…

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New Data Reveals that Racial/Ethnic Disparities in Health Coverage are Narrowing Under the Affordable Care Act

October 31, 2018

By Elia Gallardo According to newly released California Health Interview Survey (CHIS) 2017 data, disparities in health care coverage across race and ethnic subgroups have narrowed with the implementation of the Affordable Care Act (ACA). CHIS is the largest state health…

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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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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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Health Care Reform:
2017 Year-In-Review

January 7, 2018

Because California embraced the opportunities available under the Affordable Care Act (ACA), 2017 began and ended with California reaching historic low rates of uninsured. The uninsured rate in California was 7.1 percent at the end of 2016 falling to 6.8 percent in the first half…

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California Department of Health Care Services Confirms Graham-Cassidy Legislation Would Be Devastating for Health Care in California

September 25, 2017

On September 22, 2017, the California Department of Health Care Services (DHCS) released a fiscal analysis of pending Affordable Care Act (ACA) repeal legislation authored by U.S. Senators Graham, Cassidy, Heller and Johnson (Graham-Cassidy). The DHCS analysis, prepared in collaboration…

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The U.S. Senate is contemplating ACA repeal legislation that could lead to 6.7 million Californians losing coverage

September 21, 2017

The Number of Uninsured in California Could Reach 10 million by 2027 Under the latest Republican ACA “repeal and replace” bill, 6.7 million Californians could lose coverage and California could lose in one year an amount in federal funding equivalent to more than one-third of…

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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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