Amidst uncertain changes to federal health care policy, Gerald Kominski explores the future for California’s successful health care exchange and Medi-Cal programs.
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.
The California Health Interview Survey data show the rate of uninsured Californians fell to a new low in 2015, and fewer Californians cited cost as a reason to skip needed medical care.
A special edition of the International Journal for Equity in Health, guest edited by UCLA professor James Macinko, analyzes the nation’s progress in reducing a large gap in access to care.
In a national poll by UCLA and Prevention, 92 percent of respondents said they would keep their current health care plans unless premium prices increased significantly.
UCLA Center for Health Policy Research study shows that millions more are using these clinics yet the number of uninsured they serve has declined only slightly.
Distinguished professor of public health Jonathan Fielding says commonsense fixes to Medicare and FDA drug approval can lower the cost of lifesaving drugs.
The researchers chalk up Denmark’s success to many factors, including the country’s universal health care system and the availability of free treatment for all people who have been infected with HIV.
The finding could be a cause for concern because many countries rely on the agency to help pay for vital health care services for people with the diseases.
A UCLA policy brief recommends that veterans’ mental health status be continuously monitored throughout their lives, not just when emergencies arise.
Majority of L.A. tenants favor smoke-free apartments, but 80 percent of units are still not protected
A new public service campaign will inform apartment tenants about the risks of secondhand smoke and provide tools for working with landlords on smoke-free policies.
Psychology professor A. Janet Tomiyama notes that some 34.4 million of the 70 million-plus Americans categorized as “overweight” by BMI were perfectly healthy.
Two-thirds of the Californians who didn’t have health insurance in 2014 were actually eligible for coverage, but many did not enroll because of the cost.
Research provides the first analysis and breakdown of California prediabetes rates by county, age and ethnicity.
In high-cost areas of California, people with incomes much higher than the federal poverty level may still struggle to make ends meet.
The study found that close to half of Americans who are considered overweight by virtue of their BMIs — 34.4 million people — are healthy, as are 19.8 million who are considered obese.
Two UCLA experts on end-of-life issues talk about California’s new physician-assisted suicide law that will give terminally ill patients and their doctors a legally sanctioned process to talk about difficult choices.
Post-acute care accounts for some $62 billion in annual Medicare spending, but spending varies widely across different parts of the U.S., suggesting that some medical centers may be using these services too often.
People who become targets of discrimination can suffer effects ranging from low self-esteem to a higher risk for developing stress-related disorders such as anxiety and depression.
The initiative will allow the next generation of leaders and change agents to understand and improve the health of veterans, and of the nation.
Researchers at the UCLA Center for Health Policy Research have received a $400,000 grant to find out why individuals who receive both Medi-Cal and Medicare benefits are rejecting the new state-managed health care pilot program.
UC Global Food Initiative researchers recently published a report highlighting ways UC research, including a study at UCLA, has been used to inform or affect policies in food and agriculture.
Having consistent source of health care is key factor in limiting kids’ repeat visits to the hospital
Dr. Thomas Klitzner, a UCLA professor of pediatric cardiology, said the findings could help identify high-risk patients so doctors can provide a higher level of support.
For the first time, researchers have described the cost throughout the entire treatment process — from the initial doctor’s visit to follow-up appointments.
UCLA researchers recommend promoting on-site availability of dental services in community health centers to encourage co-location of dental and primary care medical services.