‘Health care reform’ Archive

Survey says state exceeds projections for ACA enrollment

Thursday, July 31st, 2014

Six in 10 previously uninsured Californians gained coverage through the state health exchange, according to a Kaiser Family Foundation survey. If the numbers cited are correct, “the law is working even better than many of us anticipated,” Center Director Gerald Kominski said in a San Jose Mercury News story.

In the story, Kominski said … [ Read full post ]

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Will state proposals fix Medi-Cal backlog?

Friday, July 25th, 2014

 State officials say technology fixes and administrative workarounds will slash the backlog of 600,000 Medi-Cal applications in half by the end of August, according to a Kaiser Health News story. But the Center’s Shana Charles said, “I don’t think this is necessarily going to be resolved within six weeks.” 

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California subsidies legal, federal subsidies in question

Thursday, July 24th, 2014

Two dueling federal appeals court decisions throw the legality of subsidies for federal health exchanges into question. But California’s state-run exchange can still allow subsidies, regardless of the final ruling, the Center’s Dylan Roby told the Ventura County Star.

 

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Kominski discusses health premium “sticker shock”

Tuesday, July 22nd, 2014

About a quarter of those on the individual market are paying higher health insurance premiums this year, but — among other benefits — the new policies better protect consumers against bankruptcy in a catastrophic health situation, said the Center’s Gerald Kominski in a KPCC interview.

Listen to the interview.

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ACA’s impact on Medicare, Medi-Cal benefits

Monday, July 21st, 2014

The Center’s Dylan Roby was a panelist July 22 at a community seminar moderated by Assemblymember Al Muratsuchi on how implementation of the Affordable Care Act (ACA) affects Medi-Cal and Medicare benefits. Experts discussed program enhancements, benefit changes and eligibility requirements at Gardena City Hall.dylanACAgardena20140722

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Roby talks health care, the ACA on “Ask Dr. Nandi” show

Friday, July 18th, 2014

The Center’s Dylan Roby, left, and Alicia Cole, a patient safety advocate (and former Bruin), joined Partha Nandi as guests on his medical TV show “Ask Dr. Nandi” for a segment called “Truth in Medical Care.”

Roby, director of the Health Economics and Evaluation Research Program at the Center, responded to people … [ Read full post ]

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