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Providing Health Care to Undocumented Residents: Program details and lessons learned from three California county health programs

While the number of people without health insurance has declined dramatically since the Affordable Care Act went into effect, undocumented immigrants continue to be excluded from many health coverage options under this law. Check out UC Berkeley Labor Center's report on providing health care to undocumented residents.
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What Would Block Grants or Limits on Per Capita Spending Mean for Medicaid?

President-elect Trump and some in Congress have called for establishing absolute limits on the federal government’s spending on Medicaid, not only for the population covered through the Affordable Care Act’s eligibility expansion but for the program overall. Take a look at Commonwealth Fund's issue brief on two of the most common proposals for reengineering federal funding of Medicaid: block grants that set limits on total annual spending regardless of enrollment, and caps that limit average spending per enrollee.
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CHCF Health Innovation Fund

The California Health Care Foundation (CHCF) supports the testing and evaluation of innovative approaches to improve health care. To help achieve this goal, CHCF has developed an investment fund to support health care technology and service companies with the potential to significantly improve quality of care, lower the total cost of care, or improve access to care for low-income Californians. View their website for investment criteria and strategy.
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ACA 411: Tracking Health Reform in California

How is the Affordable Care Act (ACA) changing insurance coverage, access to health care, and affordability in California? This interactive tool provides baseline and trend data for selected measures to help answer these questions. The data include uninsured rates, private and public coverage levels, insurance status, and Covered California enrollment; use of services and barriers to care; and consumer spending and premium sharing for employees, including low-wage, part-time, and temporary workers. Explore the data at California Health Care Foundation's website.
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Five Million Californians Could Lose Coverage Under ACA Repeal: Data by Congressional District

Over five million Californians rely on the resources provided by the Affordable Care Act, either to get their coverage through the Medicaid (Medi-Cal) expansion, or to get financial assistance to afford and buy a private health plan through Covered California. Check out Health Access California's fact sheet on the millions of Californians who can lose coverage, organized by congressional district.
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Proposals to Replace the Affordable Care Act

A summary that describes Rep. Tom Price’s Empowering Patients First Act. Other leading comprehensive proposals, put forth by the President-elect and Members of Congress, to replace the Affordable Care Act (ACA) will be added in coming weeks. Some proposals have been formally introduced as legislation, others in White Paper form, with varying levels of detail specified. Summaries will be regularly updated to reflect changes in the proposals and to incorporate major new proposals as they are announced. Review the proposal at the Henry J. Kasier Family Foundation.
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