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Center director testifies to LA County about ACA contingency planning

Friday, September 1st, 2017

kominskiLACBoS20170815Center Director Gerald Kominski testified Aug. 15 at the Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors meeting in support of Mark Ridley-Thomas’s motion for contingency planning should federal funding for Affordable Care Act programs be repealed or cut. Watch Kominski at the board meeting here (under Agenda Item S-1 at 4:08:43 mark) or read his statement [ Read full post ]

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Kominski weighs in on Senate health bill vote on CNN

Tuesday, August 1st, 2017

cnn_GFKcloseupOn July 27, the night the latest Senate health care bill was voted down, Center Director Gerald Kominski discussed on a CNN International broadcast the bill’s rocky path, whether the Affordable Care Act works, and if a universal health care bill is on the horizon.

Kominski was part of an expert panel that included Politico … [ Read full post ]

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Seminar recap: Americans’ sweet tooth needs to be pulled

Monday, June 5th, 2017

Americans — especially adolescents and teens — consume far above the amount of calories in excess sugar than the recommended maximum and may be making themselves sick in the process, according to research presented at the Center’s Health Policy Seminar Series on May 31.

“There is an increasing amount of evidence linking consumption of excess … [ 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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