False claims about undocumented immigrants and Medicare
A Politifact article about an organization's false claim that undocumented residents receive Medicare and Social Security benefits featured Steven P. Wallace, PhD, professor of community health sciences at the UCLA Fielding School of Public Health and associate director of the Fielding School's UCLA Center for Health Policy Research.
Dana Hunnes, PhD, senior dietitian at Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center and an adjunct assistant professor at the UCLA Fielding School of Public Health, was quoted in a SELF.com article about whether coffee is actually dehydrating.
Gerald Kominski, PhD, professor of health policy and management at the UCLA Fielding School of Public Health and Senior Fellow at the Fielding School's UCLA Center for Health Policy Research, was quoted in a San Diego Union Tribune op-ed column about a San Diego philanthropist that uses his money to "disrupt" and change the health care industry.
Mark Peterson, PhD, was quoted in a Roll Call story about the level of Democratic support for a Medicare-for-all bill. Peterson is a faculty associate at the Fielding School’s UCLA Center for Health Policy Research and professor of public policy, political science, and law, and chair of the Department of Public Policy in the UCLA Meyer and Renee Luskin School of Public Affairs.
The Sacramento Bee cited data on insurance costs from the California Health Interview Survey, administered by the Fielding School’s UCLA Center for Health Policy Research, in a story that reports three out of four who paid the health care penalty in 2016 earned under $50,000 per year.