October League Day Program

Gerald Kominski




Speaker: Gerald Kominski
Professor, UCLA School of Public Health
Director, Center for Health Policy Research

 Affordable Care Act: Implementation, Issues, and Implications

Women’s City Club, Pasadena, CA
Thursday October 3, 2013

Event photos are here
Gerald Kominski presentation ACA-Impacts-UCLA Policy Research (182 downloads) Steven Abramson presentation Overview: Affordable Care Act (236 downloads)

Our League Day focus on October 3, 2013, was the Affordable Care Act: Implementation, Issues, and Implications. The Affordable Care Act (aka Obamacare) mandates that most citizens and legal residents have health insurance beginning on January 1, 2014. More than 80 League members and friends gathered to listen to Professor Gerald Kominski, UCLA Fielding School of Public Health and Director of the Center for Health Policy Research, explain how uninsured and underinsured Californians can sign up for health care, how much it will cost and what coverage options are available. The roles of the new regulated market-place or exchange, Covered California, and the Expanded Medicaid (MediCal) program were also discussed.

September League Day Program

Dowell Myers




Speaker: Dr. Dowell Myers, Ph.D.
USC School of Policy, Planning, and Development,
Director, Population Dynamics Research Group

How Bad is California’s Loss of Children?

Women’s City Club, Pasadena, CA
Wednesday, September 11, 2013
See the 1.5 hour video of the event here

The new children shortage is the latest shock wave in California’s history of volatile change, whether that involves immigration or soaring (and crashing) house prices. Now, too little attention is being given to a newly felt, dramatic decline in children, which is occurring even despite the benefits of diversity.
Research in the USC PopDynamics Group examines how population change interacts with economic trends and public policies.  Over the last two years we have been studying what is happening to our children and what it means for the future.