Who We Are
ITUP believes that all Californians should have a fair opportunity to live their healthiest lives. In pursuit of this vision, ITUP provides California policymakers, health care stakeholders, and health coverage media with timely and rigorous research and analysis, accessible explainers, and forums for discussing and developing policy options to preserve and expand health care coverage and continue progress on broader state-based health reforms.
ITUP seeks a health care system that is:
Universal – All Californians are eligible for comprehensive health coverage and services, including primary, specialty, behavioral, oral, and vision health services, as well as services that address the social determinants of health.
Equitable – All Californians receive health care coverage, treatment, and services that address the social determinants of health regardless of health status, age, ability, income, language, race, ethnicity, gender identity, sexual orientation, immigration status, andgeographic region.
Accessible – All Californians have access to coverage options and services that are available, timely, and appropriate.
Effective – Health, health care, and related services that address the social determinants of health are person-centered, value-based, coordinated, and high-quality.
Affordable – Coverage and servicesare affordable for consumers at the point of purchase and care; and, at the health system level for public and private purchasers.
2020 Year in Review