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August 20, 2014 to August 26, 2014

Californians Favor Tougher Rules On Health Insurance Rates, Survey Says: Health Policy and Management Professor Dylan Roby was quoted in a Kaiser Health News story about efforts being made to regulate insurance rates in California.

Water conservation strategy should consider health, cost and community concerns, too: A Health Impact Assessment from the FSPH Center for Health Advancement led by Adjunct Assistant Professor Brian Cole makes recommendations on how California can sustainably conserve water was covered by UCLA Newsroom, Phys.org and Maven's Notebook.

CMS considers covering HIV screening for all Medicare beneficiaries: Associate Professor of Community Health Sciences Chandra Ford was quoted in a Modern Healthcare article regarding a proposal being considered that would routinely screen seniors 65 years and older for HIV infection.

Since Obamacare, ER visits down at L.A. County public hospitals: Health Policy and Management Professor Dylan Roby comments on how the expansion in Medi-Cal coverage can cause many county hospital patients to move on to other health systems.

Bill seeks to improve Calif. consumer access to health providers: Health Policy and Management Professor Dylan Roby comments on the narrowing of health networks so health plans can keep costs down.

Poor? You're more likely to lose a limb to diabetes, study shows:  UCLA Center for Health Policy Research study finding that poor people with diabetes are up to 10 times likelier to lose a limb than patients living in wealthier neighborhood was covered by the OC Register.

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