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Continuing the Conversation - The Effects of the Great Recession on Health Insurance in California

Continuing the Conversation - The Effects of the Great Recession on Health Insurance in California

Date 
Wednesday, May 16, 2012 - 12:00pm to 1:00pm

 

Shana Alex Lavarreda, PhD, MPP
Research Scientist
Director of Health Insurance Studies at the UCLA Center for Health Policy Research
 
The recent recession swelled the ranks of California's unemployed from 5.5% in 2007 to 12.3% in 2009, resulting for many in the loss of job-based insurance.  In this webinar, Dr. Shana Alex Lavarreda will use data from the 2007 and 2009 California Health Interview Surveys (CHIS) to increase knowledge of the populations that were hardest hit by the lack of insurance because of the recession with a focus on the highest need, low-income communities of California.  Health consquences among the growing uninsured population will be discussed, as well.

Shana Alex Lavarreda is Director of Health Insurance Studies at the UCLA Center for Health Policy Research.  Her research focuses on discontinuous health insurance, particularly among low-income children, and its impact on access to care.  She also specializes in political issues surrounding health care 

Continuing the Conversation webinars feature UCLA Fielding School of Public Health faculty discussing the most critical issues in  public health.