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The Center's 2019 Health Policy Seminar Series

May 03, 2019

  • Jennifer Cabe, MA
  • 310-794-0930
  • UCLA Center for Health Policy Research
    The Center is pleased to host leading health policy experts at our monthly seminar series. 
    Spring 2019: “Medicare for All: Is It Finally Time for Single Payer in the United States?”
    As a continuation of the robust discussion at the recent E. Richard Brown Symposium focused on universal health care in California, UCLA Center for Health Policy Research Senior Fellow Gerald F. Kominski addressed the topic “Medicare for All: Is It Finally Time for Single Payer in the United States?” Find the recorded video here.
    Kominski explored the latest developments in the high-stakes conversation about the possibility of making universal health care available to all Californians. Kominski is a sought-after expert at local, state, national, and global levels for his expertise in evaluating the costs and cost-effectiveness of health care programs, and is co-founder of the UCLA/UC Berkeley CalSIM microsimulation model used for estimating the impacts of health reform in California.
    This seminar is part of the UCLA Center for Health Policy Research 25th anniversary celebration. The Center was founded in 1994 by its first director, acclaimed public health leader and advocate for health care reform E. Richard Brown, and several visionary colleagues, including Kominski.




    “Medicare for All: Is It Finally Time for Single Payer in the United States?”

    Date: Tuesday, May 14, 2019
    Time: Noon to 1 p.m. PDT 

    UCLA Center for Health Policy Research
    10960 Wilshire Blvd., Ste. 1550
    Los Angeles, CA 90024 [Map]

    Join us in person or by livestreaming webinar here:

    **This is a brown bag event. 
    Light refreshments served for in-person attendees.  




    Previous seminars

    March 26: “Economic Insecurity Among Older Adults of Color: Housing and Health as Cause and Effect”

    In the Center’s March Health Policy Seminar, Associate Center Director Steven P. Wallace discussed elder economic insecurity using Elder IndexTM data and how the housing burden borne by elders, particularly those of color, affects health. Find the recorded video here.

    Feb. 19: “Reducing Access Disparities in California by Insuring Low-income Undocumented Immigrants”
    Using the latest California Health Interview Survey data on the health insurance, demographics, health status, and access to care of undocumented low-income adults ages 19-64, new research led by Associate Center Director Nadereh Pourat reveals the demographics and characteristics of undocumented adults, how their access to health care compares to documented counterparts, and the implications of extending Medi-Cal eligibility to the last remaining uninsured population who have limited options for coverage. Find the recorded video here.


    Jan. 23: "Improving California's Behavioral Health Workforce for Older Adults"


    Center Faculty Associate Janet Frank and Center Research Scientist Kathryn Kietzman recommended training and funding strategies that state policymakers, educational institutions and county mental health/behavioral health departments and their contracted providers can take to improve the state mental health care workforce that serves the unique needs of older adults. Find the recorded video here.


    November 7: "How Proposed Changes to the 'Public Charge' Rule Will Affect Health, Hunger, and the Economy in California"

    Ninez A. Ponce, director of the UCLA Center for Health Policy Research; Laurel Lucia; director of the health care program at the UC Berkeley Center for Labor Research and Education; and Tia Shimada, director of programs at California Food Policy Advocates, presented analysis from their report and shared estimates of the health and economic impact the federal "public charge" immigration rule change will have on California, its regions, and its racial and ethnic groups. Under proposed changes to Department of Homeland Security immigration rules, people could be denied status as lawful permanent residents if they receive certain health care, nutrition and other benefits. Find the recorded video here and download the seminar slides here(Note: Updated version as of 11/29/18.)

    See all previous health policy seminars here.