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Petris Center Director Richard Scheffer at UCI 2019 Health Care Forecast Conference

Posted on 27 Mar 2019
Distinguished Professor Emeritus Richard Scheffler gave a presentation during the “Strategic Outlook on the Health Care Market” session as part of the UCI Health Care Forecast Conference on March 11, 2019. Scheffler focused on healthcare consolidation, mainly centered on c

Petris Center Report Included in California Health Care Foundation Blog

Posted on 09 Mar 2019
“ Consolidation in California’s Health Care Market 2010-2016: Impact on Prices and ACA Premiums,” a paper published by the Petris Center in 2018 was featured in a CHCF Blog Post on March 1, 2019. The post, titled “The Price Isn’t Right,” included this rep

Petris Center Letter-to-the-Editor Included in New York Times “Fixing Our Health Care System” Opinion Piece

Posted on 25 Feb 2019
Richard Scheffler and Steven Shortell’s letter-to-the-editor and paper “The Seven Percent Solution: Costing and Financing Universal Health Coverage in California” was featured in a February 24th opinion piece in the New York Times. The letter addresses the possibilit

Petris Center White Paper Proposes Plan to Achieve Universal Coverage in California and Strategies to Contain Growing Healthcare Costs

Posted on 12 Feb 2019
Health Affairs published a blog post on February 8th describing the a new paper by the Petris Center. The paper “proposes an alternative path to move California towards universal coverage using a two-pronged approach: controlling high health care costs and employing novel source

Petris Center Analysis Featured In Wall Street Journal Article

Posted on 12 Feb 2019
In a December 27th article published in the Wall Street Journal, the Petris Center contributed an analysis demonstrating the growing trends for physicians being employed by hospitals rather than by medical groups or independent practices, seen in a graphic in the article. The article

Petris Article Included List of New York Times Top Health and Medicine Stories of Year

Posted on 10 Feb 2019
A New York Times article published earlier this year, included a Petris Center analysis finding that increasing hospital prices for patients were due to the growing rate of hospital mergers. This article eventually was placed on a list of the most relevant health and medicine stories

Petris Center Analysis Featured as Basis for New York Times Article

Posted on 19 Nov 2018
In a November 14th article by Reed Abelson of the New York Times, the Petris Center provided analysis that forms the basis of the piece’s discussion of hospital mergers and their effects on consumer prices. The article relies on data and case studies that compare regions with va

Jefferson Public Radio Hosts Dr. Scheffler to Discuss Future of CA Health Insurance

Posted on 14 Oct 2018
The Petris Center Director, Dr. Richard Scheffler, recently had the opportunity to discuss several aspects of California healthcare with a host of Jefferson Public Radio, Geoffrey Riley. Some of these topics included California’s leading policy charges for the nation, and how th

Dr. Scheffler Showcases Petris Report in Santa Monica Forum: Health and Health Care in California

Posted on 04 Oct 2018
In September, Petris Center Director Dr. Richard Scheffler was able to present at a Health Affairs forum located at the RAND Corporation’s Santa Monica Headquarters in Los Angeles. The day-long event featured a variety of related topics including hospital consolidation, universa

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