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