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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of Mark Ridley-Thomas’s motion for contingency planning should federal funding for Affordable Care Act programs be repealed or cut.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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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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Kominski at UCLA Anderson Forecast: Trump ACA replacement plan still unclear; expect “repeal and delay”

Friday, December 9th, 2016

Center Director Gerald Kominski spoke about the possible effects the incoming Trump administration’s repeal of the Affordable Care Act could have on the U.S. health care system at the UCLA Anderson Economic Forecast: “What Do Trumponomics Really Mean for the U.S., California and L.A.?” The Dec. 6 event was hosted by the UCLA Anderson School … [ Read full post ]

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Wallace on LA’s current and future “hidden poor” elders

Wednesday, October 5th, 2016

Los Angeles is home to about 200,000 ‘hidden poor’ elders who aren’t poor according to national poverty standards, but still can’t afford to make ends meet, said Steven P. Wallace, associate director at UCLA Center for Health Policy Research, on the KCRW series “Going Gray in LA.”

Wallace said about half of the … [ Read full post ]

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Big price gap for rabies shot exposes US health care woes

Wednesday, September 7th, 2016

“The free market doesn’t work for health care,” said Nadereh Pourat, Center Director of Research, in a Los Angeles Times column about the extreme price gap for a rabies shot that cost under $20 in Thailand and more than $5,000 in Torrance. “With health care, there’s no price transparency.”

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Sept. 27: “The Presidential Candidates: Their Health Plans”

Friday, September 2nd, 2016
Sept. 27: “The Presidential Candidates: Their Health Plans”

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 ]

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