Mental health and substance abuse services under the ACA

[ Posted on April 18th, 2014 by Center Communications | No Comments » ]
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Roby

Dylan Roby, director of the Center’s Health Economics and Evaluation Research Program, will be part of an LA Community Health Project panel Monday, April 21, and discuss expanded benefits and access to mental health and substance use disorder services under the Affordable Care Act.

The discussion is from 1:30 p.m. to 3:10 p.m. at The California Endowment’s conference center, 1000 N. Alameda St., Los Angeles, CA 90012.

Find more information and register for the event here.

 

 

More than 8 million enroll on health exchanges nationwide

[ Posted on April 18th, 2014 by Center Communications | No Comments » ]
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Kominski

More than 8 million people nationwide enrolled for health coverage on the new exchanges, according to a San Jose Mercury News story. “It’s a Super Bowl moment,” said Center director Gerald Kominski, in the interview. A late surge of young adult and Latino sign-ups pushed California’s tally to nearly 1.4 million, the story reported.

Read the story.

 

Health care for the undocumented

[ Posted on April 18th, 2014 by Center Communications | No Comments » ]
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Lavarreda

Health care reform is “changing the conversation” about health care for the undocumented, opening up the discussion and prompting legislation, said the Center’s Shana Alex Lavarreda in a Zócalo discussion.

Read the story or watch the video.

LGBT seniors and social isolation

[ Posted on April 16th, 2014 by Center Communications | No Comments » ]

CHIS_Logo_80pxLGBT seniors often feel they don’t fit in with a youth-focused LGBT community and can become socially isolated as a result, according to an article in Edge. The story cites a UCLA Center for Health Policy report based on California Health Interview Survey (CHIS) data that say that half of gay and bisexual men in California live alone compared with 13.4 percent of heterosexual men, and more than one-quarter of lesbians lived  alone compared with about 20 percent of straight women. Read the story.

Insurance migration

[ Posted on April 15th, 2014 by Center Communications | No Comments » ]

CalSIM_80x112About 61% of those enrolled in the state health exchange already had insurance before switching their coverage, and 39 percent were previously uninsured, said Ken Jacobs, one of the developers of CalSIM, in an interview with California Healthline. CalSIM, a micro-simulation model, was used by Covered California to estimate enrollment and shape coverage decisions. Read the story.

Health reform and Latinos

[ Posted on April 15th, 2014 by Center Communications | No Comments » ]

Lavarreda

Shana Alex Lavarreda, director of the Health Insurance Studies Program at the Center, will be a panelist at a Zócalo event tonight at
the Goethe Institut in Los Angeles. The topic: what the effect of health reform could be on immigrants, whether documented or undocumented. 

Find more event details here.

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