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Coalition Pursuing Package of Laws to Expand Health Care Access, Reduce Cost

Gerald Kominski, professor of health policy and management at the UCLA Fielding School of Public Health and director of the Fielding School's UCLA Center for Health Policy Research, was quoted by California Health Report in a story about a group of bills that would expand health coverage and reduce health costs in the state.

Monday, April 2, 2018

Disgusted with federal attacks on Obama-era health reforms, a broad coalition of organizations and advocacy groups is pushing the state legislature to enact a series of bills designed to expand health coverage in California and make it more affordable.

Gerald Kominski, director of the UCLA Center for Health Policy Research, said the coalition’s approach is a good strategy.

“If you can’t do everything at once, it’s better to do something to move things forward than to sit on the sideline and say, well we can’t have complete dramatic change, so therefore we’re not going to do anything,” he said. “I think there are millions of Californians who continue to suffer every day because they don’t have adequate access to health care, and anything we can do this year to reduce that suffering is a good thing.”

Read more on California Health Report.