‘Health care reform’ Archive

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Proposed Medicare Advantage cutbacks cause uproar

Wednesday, February 26th, 2014

Proposed government cuts to insurers selling Medicare Advantage plans may be “small enough that it will not be as big of a problem as people fear,” said Shana Lavarreda, director of Health Insurance Studies at the Center, In an interview with KPCC. Listen to the story.

 

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Proposed ballot measures seek health cost caps

Tuesday, February 25th, 2014

For many reasons, neither of two proposed state ballot measures will directly lower costs, although some groups may benefit, said Dylan Roby, director of the Center’s Health Economics and Evaluation Research Program, in an interview with Capital Public Radio. One measure would limit what hospitals can charge patients to 25% above actual … [ Read full post ]

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Latino enrollment up

Friday, February 21st, 2014

Latino enrollment in Covered California has gained momentum, according to an Orange County Register story. As of Jan. 31, 21.4 percent of those enrolled said they were Latino, compared to 18.7 percent in December.
Shana Alex Lavarreda, director of the Health Insurance Studies Program at the Center, told the newspaper it was … [ Read full post ]

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Bill seeks health coverage for the undocumented

Friday, February 14th, 2014

State Senator Ricardo Lara says he will unveil a bill today that would allow poor undocumented immigrants to sign up for Medi-Cal or qualify for state subsidies if their incomes are higher than Medi-Cal allows, according to a report by KPCC. Nadereh Pourat, research director at the UCLA Center for Health Policy Research, … [ Read full post ]

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Health Insurance Trends and the ACA: Free In-Person AskCHIS Workshop in Los Angeles

Monday, November 18th, 2013

askCHIS_button The ACA is upon us!  The Affordable Care Act is effective January 1, 2014.  Become more informed about the current health insurance and healthcare access trends in your community by joining staff from the UCLA Center for Health Policy Research’s Health DATA Program for our December 4 Advanced AskCHIS workshop.  During this free in-person [ Read full post ]

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CHIS and the ACA: Using data to better understand health reform in California

Thursday, October 24th, 2013

The ACA is upon us!  The Affordable Care Act is effective January 1, 2014.  Become more informed about the current health insurance and healthcare access trends in your community by joining us for one of the UCLA Center for Health Policy Research’s free AskCHIS online workshops in November 2013! AskCHIS is the online web tool … [ Read full post ]

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