Examiner: UCLA reports California health by race, ethnicity

By: Robin Wulffson, M.D. On June 17, the UCLA Center for Health Policy Research issued a series of clearly presented fact sheets regarding health statistics for five California major ethnic and racial groups: Caucasians, Latinos, African Americans, Asians, and American Indians/Alaska Natives. In addition the report provides detailed information on Latino and Asian subgroups. The report covers a … Continue reading

La Opinion: Restauran fondos para adultos mayores de L.A.

Sirve para apoyar programas que les permiten mantenerse activos y llevar una vida independiente El condado de LA tiene más de un millón de personas mayores de 65 años y se espera que para el 2030 sobrepasen los dos millones. Foto: Archivo Por: Araceli Martínez Ortega A miles de adultos mayores y a sus defensores les … Continue reading

Venice-Mar Vista Patch: City Council Urges Feds to Fund Senior Meals, Nutrition Services

When sequestration cut $1.6 million in federal funding for seniors, city officials found temporary funds to cover the cut. Posted by Liz Spear (Editor) Some senior citizens rely on federal funding for meals.   By City News Service The Los Angeles City Council approved a resolution Friday urging an end to federal cuts that could leave seniors … Continue reading

RWJF: Health Impact Assessment of Proposed Changes to the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program

July 2013Publisher: Robert Wood Johnson Foundation/The PEW Charitable TrustsAuthor(s): Health Impact Project  The Health Impact Project recently released a white paper that examines the potential health impacts and health-related costs of proposed changes to the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) now under consideration by Congress. Recent House and Senate bills have proposed several changes to how the … Continue reading

LA Times: Medicaid has mixed record on improving health for poor, study says

By Noam N. LeveyMay 1, 2013, 2:00 p.m.   WASHINGTON — As state leaders debate whether to expand their Medicaid programs next year under President Obama’s healthcare law, new research suggests the government insurance plan for the poor has only a mixed record of improving health. Medicaid beneficiaries are less likely than the uninsured to have catastrophic medical expenses and … Continue reading

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