In 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 ]
What will health coverage look like under a President Trump? A President Clinton? In a Sept. 27 seminar, Center Director Gerald Kominski will discuss the evolving visions of the presidential candidates’ health plans.
Specifically, Kominski will describe Republican nominee Donald Trump’s idea to replace the Affordable Care Act with block grants to states to … [ Read full post ]
Nearly ten percent of the adult population in California has diabetes but how many more have conditions that presage the onset of diabetes? How can the path towards diabetes be reversed? And what is the likely effect of the population with prediabetes on the future of California’s health and budget?
”Health and Well-Being of the Hidden Poor: How the Federal Poverty Level Overlooks Economically Insecure Older Californians”
How can California policymakers accurately assess economic need, especially for vulnerable seniors? In today’s seminar, part of the Center’s ongoing Health Policy Seminar Series, Associate Center Director Steven P. Wallace will share the latest findings from the … [ Read full post ]
An aging population, expensive new specialty drugs, and the availability of improved diagnostic testing have helped drive up the cost of cancer therapies — Are the high-priced treatments worth the investment?
In the Center’s first seminar of the year, Matt Jans, California Health Interview Survey (CHIS) methodologist, discussed the cutting-edge work that CHIS has done in collaboration with UCLA’s Williams Institute to develop feasible ways to accurately measure gender identity.
Nearly 50 people attended the seminar in person and more than 130 participated online.
Almost … [ Read full post ]