Rebecka Rosenquist, MSc

Healthy Food Choice in the Inner City

Jan. 21, 2015

Two new studies challenge the assumption that simply building supermarkets in so-called ‘food deserts’ will yield nutritional and health benefits. These ‘deserts’ are geographic areas, usually urban and poor, that lack full-service grocery stores and fresh produce.

ACA Impact on Safety Net Health Systems -- an LA Story

Nov. 19, 2014

Safety-net hospitals that see many Medicaid and uninsured patients have long relied on additional payments from Medicaid to partially offset the costs of uncompensated care. The ACA reduced these Disproportionate Share Hospital (DSH) payments, reasoning that the hospitals would gain revenue from newly insured patients.