Posts by Center Communications

Proposed budget cut biggest in EPA’s history, panelist says

Tuesday, April 25th, 2017

The Trump administration’s proposed 31 percent cut to the national EPA budget — and a 60 percent cut to California’s EPA Region 9 — would be the agency’s “biggest in history,” said panelist Michael Jerrett at the April 25 Grand Rounds lecture, “Environmentally Unhealthy? The Health and Environmental Implications of Proposed EPA Budget Cuts.”

Jerrett, … [ Read full post ]

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UCLA experts predict demise of AHCA at March 22 forum

Wednesday, March 29th, 2017

Replacing the Affordable Care Act with the proposed American Health Care Act is a negative shift in priorities that redistributes wealth at the expense of Americans’ health, according to a lively panel discussion at a March 22 Paul Torrens Health Forum, which took place two days before the bill was tabled.

The discussion – titled … [ Read full post ]

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Seminar recap: Latinos’ significant gains in health coverage at risk under ACA repeal, speaker says

Thursday, February 2nd, 2017

mcevoy slide3Latinos saw a 20-percentage-point drop in their uninsurance rate between 2010 and 2016 — the biggest decline of any ethnic group — as millions gained health coverage under the Affordable Care Act, said Michelle McEvoy Doty in a Jan. 24 seminar hosted by the UCLA Center for Health Policy Research and the UCLA Fielding School [ Read full post ]

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Seminar today: How the ACA’s repeal will impact Latinos

Tuesday, January 24th, 2017

michelle_mcevoy_dotyIn today’s noon seminar, Michelle McEvoy Doty, vice president of survey research & evaluation for The Commonwealth Fund, will examine the likely effect of various proposals to repeal the Affordable Care Act (ACA) on Latinos, up to 29 percent of whom voted for President Trump. Using data from The Commonwealth Fund’s Biennial … [ Read full post ]

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Study: Who will lose in California if the ACA is repealed?

Friday, January 13th, 2017

ACArepealThumbLow-income earners, young adults, part-time workers, and people of color in California gained the most between 2013 and 2015 when health insurance was expanded under the Affordable Care Act, according to a new report by the UC Berkeley Center for Labor research and Education and the UCLA Center for Health Policy Research.

Now, with … [ Read full post ]

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CDC’s 2017 campaign shows effects of secondhand smoke

Thursday, January 12th, 2017
CDC’s 2017 campaign shows effects of secondhand smoke

Two years ago, exposure to secondhand smoke at work triggered a life-threatening asthma attack that left 16-year-old Jamason hospitalized for four days.

“I didn’t know what was happening. I didn’t know why I wasn’t able to breathe,” said Jamason, now 18. “I didn’t know anything. I just knew that I couldn’t breathe.”

His story is … [ Read full post ]

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