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Noon seminar today! Nadereh Pourat on “Undocumented Immigrants Eligible for DACA/DAPA: Who Are They?”

Monday, March 30th, 2015

In this first of the Center’s 2015 Health Policy Seminar Series, Nadereh Pourat, the Center’s director of research, will discuss the findings of a study released March 26 on the health insurance status and characteristics (including age, income level and work status) of eligible California immigrants.

Pourat will also examine the potential effect

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Lawsuits and proposed laws center of narrow networks

Monday, March 30th, 2015

Health insurers are relying on a narrower list of health provider networks because, under health reform, they compete on price and can’t vary copayments or deductibles. As a result, insurers eliminate medical providers who can’t meet their cost expectations, Center Director Gerald Kominski said in a California Healthline story. But the backlash against narrow … [ Read full post ]

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Is the ACA working? A qualified ‘yes,’ Kominski says

Monday, March 2nd, 2015

Is the Affordable Care Act working? Center Director Gerald Kominski answered with a qualified “yes” during a discussion with Anna Gorman, senior reporter with Kaiser Health News, at the 2015 California Health Journalism Fellows reception Sunday.

Kominski said that, like Medicare, the ACA was a compromise. While the law has resulted in many good steps … [ Read full post ]

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Feb. 25 lecture: “Immigrant Health: Meeting the Needs”

Monday, February 23rd, 2015

 

 

 

 

 

 

Ninez Ponce, Director of the UCLA Center for Global and Immigrant Health and Associate Director of the UCLA Center for Health Policy Research (the Center), will moderate a discussion on how linguistic, socio-economic and environmental barriers keep immigrants from accessing quality health care at a UCLA Fielding School [ Read full post ]

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Under one roof: integrating primary and mental health care services

Tuesday, February 17th, 2015

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 ]

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Rocky start, but Cal MediConnect has “potential”

Friday, February 6th, 2015

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 ]

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