Posts Tagged ‘Affordable Care Act’

UCLA experts predict demise of AHCA at March 22 forum

Wednesday, March 29th, 2017

Replacing the Affordable Care Act with the proposed American Health Care Act is a negative shift in priorities that redistributes wealth at the expense of Americans’ health, according to a lively panel discussion at a March 22 Paul Torrens Health Forum, which took place two days before the bill was tabled.

The discussion – titled … [ Read full post ]

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Radio discussion: What’s next for millenials and the ACA?

Thursday, July 2nd, 2015

Center for Health Policy Research - 101202Young Americans are enrolling for health coverage under the ACA, but at a lower rate than estimated, Minnesota Public Radio reports. Center Director Gerald Kominski said one barrier is the “young invincibles” are usually first-time health insurance buyers who are unfamiliar with navigating plans, provider networks, deductibles. “The marketplace should not be this complicated.”… [ Read full post ]

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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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Congressional Budget Office figure on ACA cost explained

Thursday, February 5th, 2015

kominski_midpoint20140128Center Director Gerald Kominski recently discussed the math behind the $50,000 figure the Congressional Budget Office reported it cost to cover an uninsured person under the Affordable Care Act: the figure is for 10 years of coverage, not one year.

So, the cost per year is about $5,000, said Kominski in an interview on NewsmaxTV’s … [ Read full post ]

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A break for L.A.-area public hospital emergency rooms

Wednesday, January 7th, 2015

Emergency room (ER) use at three large Los Angeles County public hospitals for medical problems that didn’t require a hospital stay dropped 9 percent in the first three months of 2014 compared to the same period last year, according to a story in the Los Angeles Times. The decline helped lift a burden off consistently … [ Read full post ]

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