Posts Tagged ‘California’

Kaiser survey: 2 of 3 who were uninsured before full ACA enactment now covered

Monday, August 3rd, 2015

Center for Health Policy Research - 101202More than two-thirds of those who were uninsured before the Affordable Care Act was fully implemented now have coverage, according to a KQED State of Health story based on a Kaiser Family Foundation survey. Center Director Gerald Kominski cautioned that the survey findings have a limitation and exclude Californians who had insurance pre-ACA and lost … [ Read full post ]

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Rough road for state’s new managed-care health program

Tuesday, June 30th, 2015

A new managed-care health program in California for vulnerable populations has lower-than expected enrollment, after facing pushback from consumer advocates, lack of agreement between federal and state governments and health plans, lack of readiness by participating counties, and other delays, according to Center Research Scientist Kathryn Kietzman in USC’s Reporting on Health.

The program, … [ Read full post ]

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Waiting to fill the prescription bottle

Tuesday, September 9th, 2014

About 1 in 4 white Californian adults reported having delayed getting prescription drugs or medical services in the past year, significantly higher than California overall, at 21.5 percent. This graphic is from the Center’s new 2011-2012 Race and Ethnicity Health Profiles, a report on the health status of the state’s diverse population.

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Who’s eating their fruits and veggies?

Tuesday, August 19th, 2014

Only an estimated 27.2 percent of California adults surveyed ate their recommended three servings of  fruits and vegetables the previous day, according to the Center’s new 2011-12 Race and Ethnicity Health Profile, a report on the health status of the state’s diverse population. Consumption varied by race and ethnicity, although nearly 1 in 3 … [ Read full post ]

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Survey says state exceeds projections for ACA enrollment

Thursday, July 31st, 2014

Six in 10 previously uninsured Californians gained coverage through the state health exchange, according to a Kaiser Family Foundation survey. If the numbers cited are correct, “the law is working even better than many of us anticipated,” Center Director Gerald Kominski said in a San Jose Mercury News story.

In the story, Kominski said … [ Read full post ]

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Story says diabetes in L.A. reaching “epidemic proportions”

Thursday, July 24th, 2014

Diabetes is driving health costs higher in Los Angeles, according to a story in California Healthline. The Center’s Ying-Ying Meng, lead author of a policy brief the story cited, said education about preventing diabetes — such as watching food intake and exercising — is an “uphill battle.”

Meng’s policy brief found that nearly … [ Read full post ]

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