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UCLA Center for Health Policy Research seminar/webinar - “How Proposed Changes to the ‘Public Charge’ Rule Will Affect Health, Hunger, and the Economy in California.”

UCLA Center for Health Policy Research seminar/webinar - “How Proposed Changes to the ‘Public Charge’ Rule Will Affect Health, Hunger, and the Economy in California.”

Date 
Wednesday, November 7, 2018 - 10:00am
Location 
Suite 1550
10960 Wilshire Blvd
Los Angeles , CA
California US
Featuring 
Ninez A. Ponce, director of the UCLA Center for Health Policy Research
Laurel Lucia; director of the health care program at the UC Berkeley Center for Labor Research and Education
Tia Shimada, director of programs at California Food Policy Advocates
Event Contact 

Venetia Lai

UCLA Center for Health Policy Research

310-794-6963

venetialai@ucla.edu

The proposed “public rule” change will cause an indirect “chilling” effect of fear and confusion among immigrants and their families, keeping them from using essential programs ― even if they are not actually subject to the “public charge” rule. The resulting loss of federally funded public benefits will have a broad ripple effect throughout the economy, affecting health care providers, businesses, and workers in health care, food-related industries and other sectors. Our speakers will discuss these implications and estimate the number of people affected.