Fact Sheets

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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Snapshot: Remaining Uninsured in California (Revised and Updated, April 2018)

January 10, 2018

Prior to the ACA, the uninsured rate for nonelderly Californians persisted around 20 percent. Although California’s implementation of the ACA dramatically reduced the number of uninsured, nearly three million uninsured Californians remain. This snapshot provides a quick profile of California’s remaining uninsured.

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Health Care Reform: 2017 Year-In-Review

January 7, 2018

Because California embraced the opportunities available under the Affordable Care Act (ACA), 2017 began and ended with California reaching historic low rates of uninsured. The timeline below reviews notable health reform events for 2017 and includes links to source documents and related ITUP publications.

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Framework for Designing a Health Coverage Proposal

August 27, 2017

On August 25, 2017, Speaker of the California Assembly, Anthony Rendon (D-Lakewood), announced the formation of the new Select Committee on Health Care Delivery Systems and Universal Coverage.

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Senate BCRA Incorporating the Graham-Cassidy-Heller Amendment

August 20, 2017

Near the end of July 2017, as the U.S. Senate began voting on various Republican­‐sponsored initiatives to rollback the Affordable Care Act (ACA), Senators Graham (R‐South Carolina) and Cassidy (R‐Louisiana) offered an amendment to the Better Care Reconciliation Act (BCRA), which Senator Heller (R­‐Nevada) later co-­sponsored.

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Fact Sheet, July 2017 – Summary of the Better Care Reconciliation Act

July 25, 2017

On July 13, 2017 Senate Republican leaders released a revised discussion draft of the Better Care Reconciliation Act (BCRA). The changes made in this version of the Senate proposal do not substantively change the basic features of the original BCRA proposal. The discussion draft leaves in place the dramatic restructuring of the federal Medicaid program. […]

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Fact Sheet, June 2017 – Year-by-Year Impacts of the Senate Better Care Reconciliation Act

June 27, 2017

According to the Congressional Budget Office (CBO), the Senate Better Care Reconciliation Act (BCRA) of 2017 strips insurance coverage from 22 million Americans by 2026, a similar result as the House-passed American Health Care Act (AHCA). This ITUP Fact Sheet shows the year-by-year policy changes that eventually lead to dramatic waive of uninsured Americans. Download […]

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Meeting the Health Needs of the Immigrant Community In Uncertain Times

June 14, 2017

This fact sheet provides information on California’s immigrant community, the barriers they face to access health care, and California policies promoting access and/or coverage for all residents, regardless of immigration status.

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