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

October 8, 2018

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.

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Final Results of the 2017-18 Legislative Session

October 1, 2018

Governor Brown signed into law most of the health bills sent to him by the Legislature this year. This blog summarizes legislation by topics and actions taken by the Governor, Chaptered (signed) or Vetoed.

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Health Bills Advance to the Governor’s Desk

September 4, 2018

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.

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

June 7, 2018

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.

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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.

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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.

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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).

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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

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 all General Fund spending in California’s budget, $57.5 billion, according to the U.C. Berkeley Labor Center (Labor Center) blog post.

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