health policy


Medicaid expansion boosts access, reduces costs for poor

States that participated in Medicaid expansion under the Affordable Care Act saw increased numbers of insured, better access to care and less worry about paying medical bills, but also longer wait times among low-income residents, according to new research.

UCLA legal scholar: Her dog makes her laugh

Jill Horwitz took a few minutes to answer a few fun, random questions about tacos and her favorite book in Zócalo's green room before participating in the Zócalo/UCLA panel “Can Anything Stop America’s Opioid Addiction?"

UCLA molecular biologist, environmental law scholar defend GMOs

Two UCLA faculty members — molecular biologist Robert Goldberg and international law and policy scholar Edward Parson — defended the use of genetically modified organisms in food production at a Zócalo/UCLA discussion held in downtown Los Angeles.

Hidden costs for the ‘hidden poor’

In high-cost areas of California, people with incomes much higher than the federal poverty level may still struggle to make ends meet.
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