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ITUP Issues Comments on Public Charge

December 4, 2018

In comments addressed to the Department of Homeland Security (DHS), Insure the Uninsured Project (ITUP) expressed deep concern with the proposed rule on public charge and urged DHS to withdraw the proposal.

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New Projections Estimate the Uninsured will Rise in California

November 28, 2018

In the years since implementation of the Affordable Care Act California made steady progress in reducing the number of uninsured in the state. According to newly released projections, this pattern is unlikely to continue without state policy intervention.

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New Data Reveals that Racial/Ethnic Disparities in Health Coverage are Narrowing Under the Affordable Care Act

October 31, 2018

According to newly released California Health Interview Survey (CHIS) 2017 data, disparities in health care coverage across race and ethnic subgroups have narrowed with the implementation of the Affordable Care Act (ACA).

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UPDATE: California Strategies: Covering California’s Remaining Uninsured and Improving Affordability

October 8, 2018

This updated issue brief analyzes policy proposals advanced in 2018 to move the state closer to universal coverage by focusing on the challenges many Californians face.

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Proposed Federal Rule on Immigrants and Public Charge Fact Sheet

October 3, 2018

The ITUP fact sheet briefly describes existing federal law on public charge and health care programs, the proposed changes, and the impact on immigrants’ access to health care programs in California.

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Proposed Federal Rule on Immigrants and Public Charge

September 28, 2018

In late September 2018, the U.S. Department of Homeland Security released a proposed rule to change the factors affecting a “public charge” determination for immigrants to the U.S. The proposed rule represents a dramatic shift in immigration policy and could prevent many low-income immigrants from reuniting with their families in the U.S.

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

September 13, 2018

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 of the population.

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California’s Health Care Safety Net

June 26, 2018

ITUP is pleased to release a new report, California’s Health Care Safety Net, the first in a new ITUP series, Health Policy Essentials, highlighting the basics on California health care programs and policy issues. This first issue brief focuses on the programs, providers and populations that make-up the state’s health care safety net for low-income and underserved communities.

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