‘Health care reform’ Archive

Half in state had employment-based insurance in 2011-12

Wednesday, July 16th, 2014

About half of all Californians, 50.6 percent, had employer-based health insurance through their workplace for all of the past year. About 36.3 percent of Latinos had employer-based coverage for all of the past year. The information is from the Center’s new 2011-2012 Race and Ethnicity Health Profiles, a report on the health status of … [ Read full post ]

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One week left to register for the Health DATA Workshop on July 9 (Oakland) !

Wednesday, July 2nd, 2014

Join the UCLA Center for Health Policy Research and the California Pan Ethnic Health Network Health at The California Endowment Oakland Conference Center on July 9 for a free training that will help you better understand how to use the free web tool, AskCHIS in your work. Facilitated by UCLA Health DATA’s Master Trainer Ashley [ Read full post ]

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Study: Immigrant children and early reading with parents

Tuesday, June 17th, 2014

CHIS_Logo_80pxYoung children in immigrant Hispanic or Asian families may be less ready to start school due to a lack of “book sharing” — reading or looking at picture books — with their parents, according to a Reuters story. The story is based on a Stanford University study by Fernando S. Mendoza, CHIS child Technical … [ Read full post ]

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Basic health price information = lower health costs

Monday, June 9th, 2014

A column in the Sacramento Bee about Assembly Bill 1558 – a state measure that would help make the price of health care services and procedures more transparent — cites Center Director Gerald Kominski: “Price transparency is the missing piece” in lowering health care costs.

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Kominski, Center researchers at AcademyHealth 2014

Friday, June 6th, 2014

Center Director Gerald Kominski will participate in AcademyHealth’s Advocacy Interest Group’s inagural meeting on Saturday, June 7, just one of numerous Center panels, presentations and posters at the prestigious annual gathering of health services researchers.

In total, 15 Center researchers will lead or participate in 14 session panels and present an additional 4 posters. … [ Read full post ]

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$350 million-plus to expand Medi-Cal to undocumented

Friday, May 23rd, 2014

State Senator Ricardo Lara’s proposal to include poor undocumented immigrants in Medi-Cal next year would increase budget outlays for the program by two percent, but increase the number of people covered by seven percent, “a pretty good return on investment,” said the Center’s health economics program director Dylan Roby in a KPCC interview.
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