The Kaiser Family Foundation (an excellent source for all things health care) has a new animated tool to understand how the Affordable Care Act — aka health care reform – will affect uninsured and underinsured families, as well as businesses large and small and medical providers. Click on each of the animated “YouToon” characters to … [ Read full post ]
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Who’s increasing health insurance premiums? A new tool from the U.S. government lets you plug in your state or insurance company name and get an update on whether they have recently raised their premiums – and by how much.
Family members or friends caring for aging or disabled individuals in California are under both financial and emotional strain and are likely to face even greater burdens, given recent cuts in state support for programs and services that support in-home care, write the authors of a new policy brief by the UCLA Center for Health … [ Read full post ]
Geoffrey J. Hoffman, a doctoral candidate at the UCLA School of Public Health, is lead author of a new policy brief on the stress and financial burden placed on the state’s informal caregivers. In this brief interview, he talks about who the typical caregiver is in California, why more don’t use state services and … [ Read full post ]
A new study by the UCLA Center for Health Policy Research estimates that up to 220,000 California children may be excluded from affordable health care coverage under health care reform due to their immigrant status.
The number represents approximately 20 percent of all uninsured children in California.
Of those children, up to 40,000 may be … [ Read full post ]
Two new studies from the UCLA Center for Health Policy Research paint a portrait of who might be eligible for two new health care reform initiatives in California as of 2014: the California Health Benefits Exchange and the expansion of Medi-Cal. The upshot: both programs will largely serve the working-age, singles, or men — populations … [ Read full post ]