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California Advancing and Innovating Medi-Cal (CalAIM)

February 21, 2020

California Advancing and Innovating Medi-Cal (CalAIM) is the newest ITUP Health Policy Essentials. This issue brief provides an overview of CalAIM, the related proposals in the Governor’s 2020-21 budget, and highlights potential issues and questions to inform the analysis and review of CalAIM currently underway.

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Notes From the Field: Care Coordination in California

February 18, 2020

This report highlights key findings from the 2019 ITUP regional workgroup discussions on care coordination in Medi-Cal, California’s Medicaid program. The discussions were timely and informative and reflect the complexity of the care coordination challenges in California.

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ITUP Overview of the Governor’s Proposed 2020-21 Budget

January 18, 2020

On January 10, 2020, Governor Newsom introduced his proposed budget for fiscal year 2020-21, including multiple programs and new initiatives aimed at improving health care and coverage in California.

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2019 Year-In-Review

December 18, 2019

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

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Covering Undocumented Young Adults in Medi-Cal

December 13, 2019

On January 1, 2020, California will extend Medi-Cal eligibility to low-income undocumented young adults.

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Snapshot: Remaining Uninsured in California (Updated)

December 3, 2019

This ITUP Snapshot updates the profile of the state’s uninsured using 2018 data from the California Health Interview Survey (CHIS), and projections for 2022 from the California Simulation of Insurance Markets (CalSIM).

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Legislative Update: Final Results of the 2019-20 Legislative Session

October 21, 2019

Governor Newsom signed most of the health care bills sent to him by the Legislature this year. This ITUP Legislative Update reviews the bills passed by the Legislature in 2019, and the governor’s actions to sign (shown as chaptered) or veto the bills.   View Document

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Newsom Administration Moves to Launch New Health Reform Commission

October 9, 2019

On September 26, 2019 the California Health and Human Services Agency (CHHS) released a Request-for-Proposal (RFP) for a vendor to provide project management services in support of the new Healthy California for All (HCFA) Commission. Pursuant to the 2019-20 state budget, the Commission is charged with developing options for a health care delivery system that “provides coverage and access through a unified financing system, including, but not limited to, a single-payer financing system, for all Californians.”

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