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Study: Who will lose in California if the ACA is repealed?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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Soda taxes decrease consumption, study reports

Monday, September 12th, 2016

Consumption of sugary beverages such as soda dropped 21 percent and water consumption rose 63 percent after a soda tax was passed in Berkeley in 2014, according to a study featured on Kidsdata.org.

Related 2013-2014 California Health Interview Survey (CHIS) data (shown below) charted on the website estimate almost 60% of teens drink at … [ Read full post ]

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Tenants on front line in battle against secondhand smoke

Tuesday, April 26th, 2016

 

First came the feeling of irritation to her throat, nose and eyes.  Then came the nausea, dizziness and headaches. Carolina Lopez, a resident of a Mid-City apartment building in Central Los Angeles, had a new neighbor and a new problem: secondhand smoke.

Lopez, who is allergic to smoke, asked the neighbor to stop smoking … [ 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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Thursday webcast: Pourat to discuss Medi-Cal waivers

Tuesday, June 9th, 2015

Center Director of Research Nadereh Pourat will be part of a panel discussion on how Medi-Cal waivers have improved — and can further improve — the health care system Thursday, June 11, from 10 a.m.-noon in Sacramento.

Other health experts on the agenda include:

Panel 1: How Waivers Are Being Used To Promote System Improvement [ Read full post ]

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“Dr. Brown” scholars named at Keeneland Conference

Thursday, April 23rd, 2015

E. Richard BrownThree researchers – Rose Hardy, Shivani Murthy and Karmen Williams – were named 2015  “Dr. Rick Brown Scholars” during the Keeneland Conference on Public Health Services and Systems Research (PHSSR) this week. Awardees were selected based on the significance and innovation of their PHSSR research interests and their potential as emerging scientific leaders in the … [ Read full post ]

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