Some senior citizens are also “boomerang kids”

[ Posted on May 5th, 2014 by Center Communications | No Comments » ]




The latest policy brief by the Center’s Steven P. Wallace is used as a launching point in a Chicago Tribune column about “boomerang kids” –  midlife adult children forced to return to a parent’s home because of the recession.

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Patients lose in insurer-doctor struggle, column says

[ Posted on May 2nd, 2014 by Center Communications | No Comments » ]

shanalavarreda2012Insurers should be required to know what a patient’s policy covers before asking doctors to do extra tasks and pretests, then denying payment, according to a Los Angeles Times columnist. Insurers “might not even look at the policy until the doctor follows up,” said the Center’s Shana Alex Lavarreda in the story.
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Insurer pie slices change with Covered California

[ Posted on April 30th, 2014 by Center Communications | No Comments » ]


Four insurance companies accounted for 93 percent of the enrollment on the state exchange, said the Center’s Dylan Roby in a California Healthline interview. Roby noted that the shares are more evenly distributed now and small insurers had a chance to “jump into the market and see what they could do.”

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Year one

[ Posted on April 30th, 2014 by Center Communications | No Comments » ]


Center Director Gerald Kominski will discuss in a webinar today from noon to 1 p.m. what the California Covered enrollment numbers mean and what needs to be done to sustain and build enrollment in the future.

Join the webinar.

Wallace discusses Elder Index in Sacramento

[ Posted on April 29th, 2014 by Center Communications | No Comments » ]


Steve Wallace, associate director of the Center, is discussing the Elder Index at the California Senior Leaders Alliance convening in Sacramento today.

Roby in ACA debate at Pierce College

[ Posted on April 28th, 2014 by Center Communications | No Comments » ]


Dylan Roby, director of the Center’s Health Economics and Evaluation Research Program, will debate the merits of the Affordable Care Act with Pam Brown, a Pierce College professor and Libertarian activist, Tuesday, April 29, at Pierce College’s A Day of Politics.

The community college’s day-long event also is scheduled to include discussions about the governor’s race, Propositions 41 and 42 and the 45th Assembly District race, concluding with a town hall meeting.

Find details here.

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