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The Affordable Care Act: What’s In Store for California?

Gerald F. Kominski, Ph.D., UCLA
Apr 11, 2013 from 12:00 PM to 01:30 PM (America/Los_Angeles / UTC-700)
1130 K Street, Room LL3
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The Affordable Care Act will have a profound effect on health insurance markets starting next year. Covered California will play a central role in implementing the ACA in California through its role as the health insurance exchange where millions will be purchasing new, standardized insurance policies in 2014. This presentation discusses all the changes on the horizon for California and the nation. It presents evidence from the UCLA/UC Berkeley CalSIM model regarding who will benefit from insurance subsidies and Medi-Cal expansion, and who will most likely remain uninsured in 2014.

G_KominskiGerald F. Kominski, Ph.D., is a Professor of Health Policy and Management and Director of the UCLA Center for Health Policy Research in the UCLA Fielding School of Public Health. Dr. Kominski’s research interests focus on assessing the impacts of health reform, and evaluating the costs and cost-effectiveness of health care programs and technologies, with a special emphasis on public insurance programs, including Medicare, Medicaid, and Workers’ Compensation.

Dr. Kominski received his Ph.D. in public policy analysis from the University of Pennsylvania Wharton School in 1985, and his A.B. in chemistry from the University of Chicago in 1978. Prior to joining the faculty at UCLA in 1989, he served for three and a half years as a staff member of the agency now known as the Medicare Payment Advisory Commission (MedPAC). He is co-author of over 120 articles and reports, and is editor of the widely used textbook, Changing the U.S. Health Care System:  Key Issues in Health Services Policy and Management, which will be published in its 4th edition in 2014.

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