Posts Tagged ‘legislation’

Health and minimum wage in California

Thursday, June 12th, 2014

CHIS_Logo_80pxAccording to a ScienceBlogs article, a study that cited California Health Interview Survey (CHIS) data said that raising the state’s minimum wage to $13 would prevent an estimated 389 premature deaths of low-income Californians a year.

Human Impact Partners and the Health Officers Association of California released the study Health Impacts of Raising California’s [ Read full post ]

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Basic health price information = lower health costs

Monday, June 9th, 2014

A column in the Sacramento Bee about Assembly Bill 1558 – a state measure that would help make the price of health care services and procedures more transparent — cites Center Director Gerald Kominski: “Price transparency is the missing piece” in lowering health care costs.

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$350 million-plus to expand Medi-Cal to undocumented

Friday, May 23rd, 2014

State Senator Ricardo Lara’s proposal to include poor undocumented immigrants in Medi-Cal next year would increase budget outlays for the program by two percent, but increase the number of people covered by seven percent, “a pretty good return on investment,” said the Center’s health economics program director Dylan Roby in a KPCC interview.
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Bill seeks health coverage for the undocumented

Friday, February 14th, 2014

State Senator Ricardo Lara says he will unveil a bill today that would allow poor undocumented immigrants to sign up for Medi-Cal or qualify for state subsidies if their incomes are higher than Medi-Cal allows, according to a report by KPCC. Nadereh Pourat, research director at the UCLA Center for Health Policy Research, … [ Read full post ]

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New bill calls for expanded data collection on ethnic groups

Thursday, May 12th, 2011
Lawmaker wants state to count more ethnic groups

A new bill by Assemblyman Mike Eng seeks to remedy a very Californian problem: lack of data about the state’s rich ethnic diversity.  Specifically, AB 1088 would require every state agency, board and commission to expand the number of ethnic groups it counts from 11 to 21, mirroring those reported by the U.S. Census Bureau, … [ Read full post ]

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