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

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 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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Exploring Public Options in California

March 20, 2018

This ITUP report looks at public plan choice, the “public option,” through a California lens. ITUP identifies the unique circumstances in California relevant for the discussion about public options and outlines how a California public option might be structured.

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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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California Department of Health Care Services Confirms Graham-Cassidy Legislation Would Be Devastating for Health Care in California

September 25, 2017

On September 22, 2017, the California Department of Health Care Services (DHCS) released a fiscal analysis of pending Affordable Care Act (ACA) repeal legislation authored by U.S. Senators Graham, Cassidy, Heller and Johnson (Graham-Cassidy).

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ACA Stands (for Now): Takeaways from the Repeal and Replace Roller Coaster

July 28, 2017

For now, the ACA remains. Credit goes to all the community voices, advocates, and experts who kept the pressure on elected officials and continued to call out the very real threats the proposals represented. Here for consideration are some takeaways from the admittedly chaotic “repeal and replace” process.

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