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Confusion over effects of Proposition 45

Tuesday, October 14th, 2014

About a million Californians who have health coverage not purchased on the state exchange could have their premium increases kept in check with the passage of Proposition 45, said Dylan Roby, the director of the Center’s Health Economics and Evaluation program, in a Capital Public Radio report. But Covered California, which negotiates its … [ Read full post ]

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Oct 30 AskCHIS Online: Explore data on healthy living

Monday, October 13th, 2014

ask_chisThe UCLA Center for Health Policy Research’s Health DATA Program invites you to participate in our free October 30 AskCHIS workshop online. Explore how to AskCHIS without leaving your home or office! In just two short hours, you will become knowledgeable in understanding how to work with multiple variables; generate bivariate tables and export data … [ Read full post ]

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Report: Mexican immigrants in the U.S., A 10-year perspective

Thursday, October 9th, 2014

migrationandhealth_150pxThe more youthful Mexican population in the U.S. — both immigrant and U.S.-born — is offsetting the graying of the country’s workforce, according to a new report, co-authored by the Center’s Steven Wallace. The report finds that while more Mexican immigrants have benefited from recent health reforms such as the Affordable Care Act, … [ Read full post ]

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Prop. 45 topic at Fielding School health forum

Wednesday, October 1st, 2014

The Center’s HEER program director Dylan Roby moderated a panel discussion Wednesday on the pros and cons of Proposition 45, which would give the state insurance commissioner authority to approve or reject proposed health insurance rate hikes. The UCLA Fielding School of Public Health hosted the health forum.

Panelists were Martin Gallegos, Senior V.P. for … [ Read full post ]

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Missing paperwork could lead to loss of health benefits

Tuesday, September 30th, 2014

Up to a half million people who signed up for insurance on federally run health exchanges could lose coverage or have to pay higher premiums because of paperwork inconsistencies, the Independent Voter Network reports. The Center’s Shana Alex Charles said some people may not have read “the fine print” or may have misrepresented themselves and … [ Read full post ]

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Bumpy path to managed care for former “dual eligibles”

Thursday, September 18th, 2014

About 450,000 frail, elderly “dual eligibles” – those who had health benefits under both Medi-Cal and Medicare – are being moved into a managed care pilot program, as outlined in a study by HOME Project director Kathryn Kietzman. But a story in New American Media says many in the program are struggling with … [ Read full post ]

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