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UCLA Center for Health Policy Research
UCLA Center for Health Policy Research (CHPR) invites you to join Dr. Srikanth Kadiyala, Senior Economist at UCLA CHPR, as he shares findings of a study published last month in Health Affairs on the effects of the ACA on health care use and outcomes, looking specifically at older adults near age 65 and cancer detection rates among this group.
Dr. Kadiyala will walk through factors, such as how the expansion of Medicaid, private insurance benefits, availability of more affordable individual insurance plans offered in the ACA marketplace, and Medicare had a large positive impact on disease detection. The study builds on research on the older adult population, a group that has not been widely studied when looking at ACA impact, as ACA-related research studies have largely focused on the younger adult, Medicaid population, according to Kadiyala.
His talk will highlight the implications of conducting more research on this near-elderly population, which may guide policies to improve health care and outcomes for this group, as well as the overall key role that health insurance has on disease detection.