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Center in the News

UCLA Center for Health Policy Research experts and research are featured in hundreds of media outlets each year, on topics ranging from the impact of California's budget on health care programs for the poor, to the proposed repeal and replacement of the Affordable Care Act, to the fight to end language barriers at the doctor's office.

Recent News Articles featuring Center expertise include:

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​OCTOBER 2019
​The Los Angeles Times Column: Medicare for pets - it's not as crazy as you think
​EurekAlert

​Is there evidence of the 'immigrant health paradox' among Arab Americans
​Medical Xpress ​US 'medical tourists' seek cheap health care abroad
​Mental Health Weekly California pilots report inroads in care coordination under Medicaid
​Sentinel News Service Lavar Ball Donates 70,500 Water Bottles To the Los Angeles Regional Food Bank
​Fullerton Observer ​If Health Care is a Human Right, Why is it So Hard to Get?
​Health Affairs ​New Evidence Demonstrates that the Public Charge Rule Will Harm Immigrant Families and Others
​Mirage News California program is a good step forward coordinating care for high-needs patients, study finds
​Bonner County Daily Bee ​Can being an immigrant be Hazardous to your health
​The OC Register ​New gig worker law could expand health coverage and cut it

SEPTEMBER 2019

Mirage News Cost, wait time influence choice of healthcare setting for minor illness
Daily Democrat Trump rule change fallout: 'Public charge' policy is having a chilling effect on families of immigrants
​The Mercury News A looming change in immigration policy is spooking Bay Area families
​Cal Matters ​Immigrants afraid of Trump's 'public charge' rule are dropping food stamps, Medical
​The Argonaut ​The affordable care act has been a lifeline for homeless and low-income people. A Trump administration lawsuit could leave millions uninsured
​California Healthline Want To Reduce Suicides? Follow The Data - To Medical Offices, Motels And Even Animal Shelters
​Study International ​High Suspension rates impact 'school connectedness'
​Los Angeles Times American's struggles with medical bills are a foreign concept in other countries
​California Health Report ​In a statewide Disparity, More Latino Children Lack Health Insurance
​Science Codex Diabetes nearly doubles for Japanese-Americans
​Phys.org Higher suspension rates are linked to feeling less 'connected' at school

AUGUST 2019

Los Angeles Times Seniors facing eviction fear homelessness and isolation as California's housing crisis rolls on
Capital Public Radio New ‘Public Charge’ Rule Targets Immigrant Use Of Health And Nutrition Services
Cal Health Report As Families Drop Health Benefits Over ‘Public Charge’ Rule, Clinics Scramble to Respond
KQED News S.F., Santa Clara First in Nation to Sue Over Trump Rule Targeting Low-Income Immigrants
CalMatters What does President Trump’s latest immigration crackdown mean for California?
Los Angeles Times Trump crackdown on legal immigrants could damage California economy, experts say
Oprah/O Magazine What Is Socialism? And How Is It Different Than Democratic Socialism?
HuffPost Trump’s Immigration Proposals Don’t Need To Happen To Cause Harm. That’s The Point.
Sacramento Bee Fact check: Does Kamala Harris’ healthcare plan ban employer insurance?
JULY 2019
California Public Radio Paperwork Woes Keep Some Low-Income Moms And Kids From Enrolling In Medi-Cal. Is An ‘Express Lane’ The Fix?
CBS-2 News LA ICE Raids Threat
Desert Sun 5.2 Million Californians Lack Dental Insurance, Including Many Seniors
Santa Cruz Sentinel Monning's Soda Labeling Bill Stalls in Face of Industry Opposition
The St. Louis American Black and Hispanic Diabetics Twice as Likely as White Diabetics to Undergo Amputation

JAN-JUNE 2019

Snopes.com Do Seniors on Social Security Have to Pay for Medicare While 'Illegal Immigrants' Get It Free?
Kaiser Health News Diabetic Amputations A "Shameful Metric" of Inadequate Care
The OC Register New CalFresh Rules Vastly Expand the Pool of People Eligible for Food Assistance in California
Science Daily For Profit Dialysis Provider Charges Private Insurers 4 Times More than Government Payers
Newsreview Who Will Care for the Elderly?
Dallas News Did Trump's Big Talk, Action on DACA Affect the Health of DACA Beneficiaries?
Capital Public Radio The Waiting Game: When Hospitals Say No, Where Can Uninsured Patients Find Surgery?
Mercury News California's Growing Senior Population by the Numbers
Desert Sun Uninsured Small Businesses Hope for Affordable Health Care Under Governor
Daily Democrat Aging California Seniors Will Need Caregivers, and Family Is First Up - The Coming Wave of Senior Citizens Is Going to Tax Their Families
Penn State News Hospitals May Divert Ambulances to Avoid Treating Certain Patients


OC Register Lack of Dental Insurance Is Often Lost in the Health Care Debate, But It Impacts Millions
Stockton Record ‘He Worries ... and Lives in Panic’: Thousands of SJ Immigrants in Medical Limbo
California Health Report California Budget Restores Adult Medi-Cal Benefits Cut a Decade Ago
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Sacramento Bee

CBS Sacramento

Consumer Affairs

The Sentinel

Imperial Valley Press


Pit of Infection': A Border Town's Crissi has Nothing to Do with Migrants

Few Californians Pay the Health Insurance Penalty. Often, Those That Do Are Poor

Bye, Bye Big Gulp: California Tries To Ban Cups That Hold More Than 16 Fluid Ounces

Junk Food Linked to Varying Levels of Psychological Distress


Raising the Bar in Diabetes Care


Health Survey Shows Small Differences Between North End and County?