Primary care doctors and mental health professionals who work in the same location can better care for their shared patients, said Nadereh Pourat, director of the Health Economics and Evaluation Research program at the Center, in a California Healthline story. The story is based on a recent study Pourat wrote about integrating the … [ Read full post ]
‘Health care reform’ Archive
Cal MediConnect, a new managed care health program for vulnerable disabled and senior Californians, had a rocky start and low enrollment last year, the Los Angeles Times reports. The Center’s Kathryn Kietzman, who interviewed potential participants in the program and published the results, said changes in how health care is managed through the … [ Read full post ]
Center Director Gerald Kominski recently discussed the math behind the $50,000 figure the Congressional Budget Office reported it cost to cover an uninsured person under the Affordable Care Act: the figure is for 10 years of coverage, not one year.
So, the cost per year is about $5,000, said Kominski in an interview on NewsmaxTV’s … [ Read full post ]
Millions of Californians have benefited from the ACA reforms, but undocumented immigrants have been left behind, said Nadereh Pourat, the Center’s director of research, in a California Health Report story.
A story in California Healthline says enrollment in a not-for-profit insurer that covers San Bernardino and Riverside county’s low-income residents has more than doubled, from 500,000 in 2011 to 1 million today.
A recent California audit found that 56 percent of children in the Medi-Cal dental program – 2.86 million – did not receive dental care through the program in the 2012-13 federal fiscal year, and last week’s state budget failed to address the issue, California Healthline reports.
In comparison, Ohio had the lowest rate of … [ Read full post ]