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Kominski weighs in on Senate health bill vote on CNN

Tuesday, August 1st, 2017

cnn_GFKcloseupOn July 27, the night the latest Senate health care bill was voted down, Center Director Gerald Kominski discussed on a CNN International broadcast the bill’s rocky path, whether the Affordable Care Act works, and if a universal health care bill is on the horizon.

Kominski was part of an expert panel that included Politico … [ Read full post ]

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Study: Who will lose in California if the ACA is repealed?

Friday, January 13th, 2017

ACArepealThumbLow-income earners, young adults, part-time workers, and people of color in California gained the most between 2013 and 2015 when health insurance was expanded under the Affordable Care Act, according to a new report by the UC Berkeley Center for Labor research and Education and the UCLA Center for Health Policy Research.

Now, with … [ Read full post ]

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Big price gap for rabies shot exposes US health care woes

Wednesday, September 7th, 2016

“The free market doesn’t work for health care,” said Nadereh Pourat, Center Director of Research, in a Los Angeles Times column about the extreme price gap for a rabies shot that cost under $20 in Thailand and more than $5,000 in Torrance. “With health care, there’s no price transparency.”

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UCLA study: Big slice of public money spent on health care

Wednesday, August 31st, 2016

public_pie2Contrary to the notion that the country’s health care is primarily a privately funded system, 71 percent of health care expenditures in California are paid for with public funds, according to a new analysis co-authored by Center Director Gerald Kominski.

In a related Q&A, Kominski discusses how tax exemptions for employer-sponsored health insurance premiums … [ Read full post ]

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Full Medi-Cal coverage for undocumented children in May

Friday, April 1st, 2016

medi-calCiting Center data, California Healthline’s Emily Bazar reports low-income children — including as many as 250,000 undocumented children —  qualify for full health coverage through Medi-Cal starting May 16.

The story says health advocates recommend that families sign up  undocumented children under the age of 19 as early as possible for partial coverage, which will … [ Read full post ]

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Medi-Cal in 2065? Kominski, others ponder its future

Friday, February 5th, 2016

The safety-net health program Medicaid, known as Medi-Cal in California, turned 50th in July. Today, 12.7 million people – one-third of the state’s population – are covered by the program, according to a recent California Healthline Think Tank column.

In the column, Center Director Gerald Kominski and other experts predict what they think the … [ Read full post ]

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