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Children receive care demonstrating impact of the affordable care act

Families Wary of Enrolling Undocumented Kids in Medi-Cal (KPCC)

Although California law allows children under 19 to access Medi-Cal regardless of their immigration status, many parents are pulling them from the program due to fear of deportation, according to a...
Health care professionals take to the streets to voice their opinion on new policy developments in health care.

Healthcare Leaders and Activism: A Conversation with Perri Morgan of Duke

Perri Morgan, PhD, PA-C, is professor and the director of research in the Physician Assistant Division in the Department of Community and Family Medicine at Duke University Medical Center. She is a...
A primary care provider performing an assessment on a young patient.

The Affordable Care Act’s Bipartisan Support

by Igor Geyn The Affordable Care Act is personal for me. As a young adult under the age of 26, ACA allows me to stay on my parents' insurance plan. Though I've been lucky to avoid costly medical...

Innovators Aim to Make California the Healthiest State

Could California become the healthiest state in the nation by 2022? That is the goal of Let’s Get Healthy California, a public-private initiative started in 2012 with the purpose of advancing the...
A registered nurse at UCSF Medical Center holds medications in a nursing station.

Why is Nursing Leadership and Management Important?

As the health care system continues to undergo rapid change, the nature of nurses’ roles are changing as well, according to Healthforce faculty research. As the largest licensed health professional...
A team of doctors walks the halls of UCSF

Foreign-born Clinicians Essential to Underserved Populations

by Igor Geyn, Healthforce Center Research Analyst As a first-generation immigrant and political refugee from Russia, I understand the impact of federal policy on individual lives first-hand. While...

ACA Repeal and Replace: Where Do We Stand?

by Healthforce Center Senior Manager of Strategic Initiatives Rebecca Hargreaves Information overload or not enough information? These days it feels like both. Each morning brings a fresh news cycle...
A medical assistant smiles

Despite ACA Uncertainty, Medical Assistants Adopt New Roles

by Healthforce Center Senior Research Analyst Lisel Blash, MPA Jeannine had been working as a medical assistant (MA) for 20 years when her clinic recruited her to take part in a “senior medical home...
Nurse looks off in the distance

How to Navigate Uncertainty in Health Care

by Sunita Mutha, MD, FACP How are your organizations navigating the uncertainty in today’s health care environment? What’s keeping you up at night? These were the questions posed to a group of...

ACA Repeal to Pull Job Opportunities

by Joanne Spetz and Bianca Frogner It remains unclear whether or not Republicans agree on a plan to replace the Affordable Care Act, exactly what a replacement plan would look like, and when a...