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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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Private health care system in US a ‘myth’

Friday, September 2nd, 2016

public_pie2A new Center study reports 71% of health care expenses in California were paid for with public money in 2016, breaking down the “myth” that insurance coverage is a private system, said Center Director Gerald Kominski in Modern Healthcare. Kominski co-authored the study, which was also featured in Kaiser Health News, My News [ Read full post ]

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UCLA study: Big slice of public money spent on health care

Wednesday, August 31st, 2016

public_pie2Contrary to the notion that the country’s health care is primarily a privately funded system, 71 percent of health care expenditures in California are paid for with public funds, according to a new analysis co-authored by Center Director Gerald Kominski.

In a related Q&A, Kominski discusses how tax exemptions for employer-sponsored health insurance premiums … [ Read full post ]

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