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KCBS Interview with Dr. Scheffler on GOP’s Proposed Health Plan

Posted on 08 Mar 2017
Dr. Scheffler was interviewed on March 7th on San Francisco’s KCBS radio station, discussing the newly unveiled Republican health care plan, part of the GOP’s efforts to repeal and replace the Affordable Care Act.  In the interview, Dr. Scheffler discusses the implications

Dr. Scheffler Discusses ACA Repeal on ABC7 News

Posted on 07 Mar 2017
Dr. Scheffler was interviewed by ABC7 News on March 6th, discussing the details of the GOP’s newly released “American Healthcare Act.” If House Republicans are successful in repealing and replacing the ACA, millions could stand to lose coverage according. “Unde

Dr. Scheffler Quoted in USA Today Magazine on the Future of the ACA

Posted on 27 Feb 2017
Dr. Scheffler was quoted in a January 2017 USA Today Magazine article about the future of the Affordable Care Act. The article explores the common ground and areas of agreement between Republicans and Democrats regarding health care reform in the midst of the post-election “repe

Petris Center’s Dan Arnold on Covered CA Consumer Choice – California Healthline

Posted on 18 Jan 2017
The Petris Center’s Dan Arnold was recently interviewed by California Healthline on the recent Health Affairs study, co-authored by Arnold, along with the Petris Center’s Dr. Scheffler, Dr. Fulton, and Jon Gabel from NORC, which analyzed consumer choice and premium increas

SF Chronicle Op-ed by Scheffler and Arnold: Covered California is a Model for the Whole Nation

Posted on 18 Jan 2017
This week, the San Francisco Chronicle published an op-ed by the Petris Center’s Dr. Richard Scheffler and Daniel Arnold. Entitled “Covered California is a Model for the Whole Nation,” the op-ed discusses the findings of their recent Health Affairs paper “Cover

New Health Affairs Article on Covered California Premium Increases and Consumer Choice

Posted on 13 Jan 2017
The Petris Center has a new article published in the January issue of Health Affairs, entitled “Consumers Buy Lower-Cost Plans on Covered California, Suggesting Exposure to Premium Increases Less than Commonly Reported.” The paper was authored by the Petris Center’s

Dr. Scheffler Interviewed on the Reasoning Behind Prop. 61’s Rejection

Posted on 20 Nov 2016
Dr. Sheffler was on Capitol Public Radio’s “Insight with Beth Ruyak” program this week to discuss Proposition 61’s rejection by Californians in the November 2016 election and the path forward for reigning in prescription drug prices. He was joined in conversati

Petris Center Hosts Visiting Scholar Dr. Heinz Janßen

Posted on 14 Nov 2016
The Petris Center is hosting visiting scholar Dr. Heinz J. Janßen for several weeks this fall. Dr. Janßen is a professor of public health at Bremen University of Applied Sciences in Germany, focusing on Health Economics and Healthcare Management, where he has taught since 2004. He has

Just Released: WHO Report on Health Workforce Requirements Authored by Dr. Scheffler

Posted on 08 Nov 2016
Dr. Scheffler authored a new report just released by the World Health Organization (WHO), entitled “Health Workforce Requirements for Universial Health Coverage and the Sustainable Development Goals.” The paper analyzes the quantitative implications of and requirements for

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