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California’s Uninsured Rate is 7.2 Percent, According to New Census Data

September 13, 2018

By Trish Violett A new report from the U.S. Census Bureau shows California continued to make progress in reducing the number of uninsured in 2017. Census Bureau figures show that between 2016 and 2017, the number dropped by 47,000, leaving 2.8 million uninsured, or 7.2 percent…

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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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New Report Highlights Continued Strength of Community Health Centers Under the Affordable Care Act

September 4, 2018

By Emili LaBass More than four years into implementation of the Affordable Care Act (ACA), community health centers continue to play a prominent role in connecting consumers with health coverage despite recent federal reductions in ACA advertising funding, diminishing support for…

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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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