According 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.
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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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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 ]
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 ]