Tag: Medi-Cal

Covered California November Board Meeting

December 6, 2016

On November 17, 2016, the Covered California Board convened its monthly Board meeting, the first since the presidential election. The Board agenda included expert panels to mark five years since Covered California was established, which were: “National and State Health Care Landscape…

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May 2016 Legislative Summary

May 24, 2016

Dozens of health care bills have been moving through the California Legislature in the second half of the 2015-16 legislative session. As of this writing, many of the bills are on temporary hold in the Suspense files of the Senate and Assembly Appropriations Committee pending further…

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Marketplaces and Medicaid Enrollment: Highlights from The Commonwealth Fund's New Issue Brief

April 21, 2016

Last week The Commonwealth Fund published a new issue brief on the role of health insurance marketplaces in Medicaid enrollment. ITUP took a closer look, broke down some of the key takeaways, and outlined what's true for California. Background Under the ACA, states that have a…

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Reflections on the 6th Anniversary of the Affordable Care Act

March 23, 2016

Today we mark six years since passage of the landmark federal Affordable Care Act (ACA). This is an important opportunity to take time and acknowledge our collective efforts to embrace and fully implement the ACA and its coverage expansions. ACA implementation has essentially cut…

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Where Should We Be Going?

January 21, 2016

The Affordable Care Act (ACA) created a hybrid with many moving parts: incorporating employer mandates, individual responsibility and refundable tax credits (shared responsibility), and a Medicaid expansion. It is unclear which parts over time will give way to others. Some predict…

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Better Understanding the Governor’s Medi-Cal Projected Budget for FY 2015-16 and 2016-17

January 15, 2016

The Medi-Cal budget for FY 2015-16 was estimated at $92 billion and the budget projected for 2016-17 is $85 billion or $7 billion less. The General Fund portion is estimated at $17.6 billion for 2015-16 and at $19 billion for FY 2016-17 or $1.4 billion more. The total reported budget…

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