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Government insurance programs pay a fixed rate for dialysis care. However, private insurance companies must negotiate with dialysis clinics on the price of treatment.

Study finds discrepancy in dialysis costs between private, government insurers

UCLA researchers found private insurers covering dialysis patients paid four times as much as government insurance programs for treatments, according to a study released Monday. The study, authored by researchers at the David Geffen School of Medicine and the Fielding School of Public Health, said government insurance programs pay an average of $248 per dialysis session, while private insurers pay an average of $1,041 per session. Read more...

Photo: (Daily Bruin file photodaily bruin file photo Government insurance programs pay a fixed rate for dialysis care. However, private insurance companies must negotiate with dialysis clinics on the price of treatment.

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Government insurance programs pay a fixed rate for dialysis care. However, private insurance companies must negotiate with dialysis clinics on the price of treatment.

Third-year political science and psychobiology student Nathan Mallipeddi founded the Southern California Stuttering Service. The organization aims to help those who stutter through speech therapy,  (Rachel Hefner/Daily Bruin)

Student founds organization to support people who stutter, aims to reduce stigma

When Nathan Mallipeddi was in high school, people mistakenly thought he lacked confidence because of his stuttering. “There’s a stigma that you’re not confident, you’re nervous – that’s a problem because for me, because when I was growing up and had to give a presentation, I wasn’t scared of people but everyone thought I was because I stuttered,” Mallipeddi said. Read more...

Photo: Third-year political science and psychobiology student Nathan Mallipeddi founded the Southern California Stuttering Service. The organization aims to help those who stutter through speech therapy, (Rachel Hefner/Daily Bruin)

Third-year political science and psychobiology student Nathan Mallipeddi founded the Southern California Stuttering Service. The organization aims to help those who stutter through speech therapy,  (Rachel Hefner/Daily Bruin)

Gavin Newsom’s annual budget will allocate $98 million to extend the length of Medi-Cal coverage for undocumented young adults between the ages of 19 to 25. (Kristie-Valerie Hoang/Daily Bruin senior staff)

Undocumented young adults qualify for health care until age 26 in new state budget

Undocumented young adults may continue receiving health care coverage from the state until age 26, according to the governor’s budget report. Gov. Gavin Newsom’s 2019-2020 state budget, which was revised Thursday, stated the budget will allocate $98 million to extend the length of Medi-Cal coverage for young adults between the ages of 19 and 25 regardless of immigration status. Read more...

Photo: Gavin Newsom’s annual budget will allocate $98 million to extend the length of Medi-Cal coverage for undocumented young adults between the ages of 19 to 25. (Kristie-Valerie Hoang/Daily Bruin senior staff)

Gavin Newsom’s annual budget will allocate $98 million to extend the length of Medi-Cal coverage for undocumented young adults between the ages of 19 to 25. (Kristie-Valerie Hoang/Daily Bruin senior staff)

The Student Alumni Association announced it would award Don McLean (pictured) with its annual George and Ira Gershwin Award for musical achievement. The SAA took the award back when it realized McLean was convicted of domestic abuse. (Creative Commons photo by Raph_PH via Wikimedia Commons)

Spring Sing Committee rescinds award from Don McLean due to domestic violence charges

A student group rescinded a lifetime achievement award from a singer after realizing the recipient was convicted of domestic violence. The Student Alumni Association at UCLA, which organizes Spring Sing, stated May 3 it would award Don McLean, the singer of the 1971 song “American Pie,” with the 2019 George and Ira Gershwin Award. Read more...

Photo: The Student Alumni Association announced it would award Don McLean (pictured) with its annual George and Ira Gershwin Award for musical achievement. The SAA took the award back when it realized McLean was convicted of domestic abuse. (Creative Commons photo by Raph_PH via Wikimedia Commons)

The Student Alumni Association announced it would award Don McLean (pictured) with its annual George and Ira Gershwin Award for musical achievement. The SAA took the award back when it realized McLean was convicted of domestic abuse. (Creative Commons photo by Raph_PH via Wikimedia Commons)

Bruin Bike Share has seen a decrease in usage as a result of electric scooters since their appearance on campus in 2018. UCLA Transportation is considering several possibilities to mitigate this decline, said Alison Hewitt, a UCLA spokesperson. (Daily Bruin file photo)

UCLA considers changes to bike share program after increase in electric scooter use

A rise in electric scooter usage has led to declining ridership of an on-campus bike share program. The number of electric scooter rides in the United States doubled between 2017 and 2018, according to a report from the National Association of City Transportation Officials. Read more...

Photo: Bruin Bike Share has seen a decrease in usage as a result of electric scooters since their appearance on campus in 2018. UCLA Transportation is considering several possibilities to mitigate this decline, said Alison Hewitt, a UCLA spokesperson. (Daily Bruin file photo)

Bruin Bike Share has seen a decrease in usage as a result of electric scooters since their appearance on campus in 2018. UCLA Transportation is considering several possibilities to mitigate this decline, said Alison Hewitt, a UCLA spokesperson. (Daily Bruin file photo)

Scientists will have to grapple with improving the taste and feasibility of growing food in space, speakers said at a panel Tuesday. The event was hosted by Science and Food, a UCLA nonprofit organization which aims to promote knowledge of food science, as part of its annual speaker series. (Kanishka Mehra/Daily Bruin)

Panel discusses need for space agriculture as Earth’s climate changes

Scientists will have to improve the feasibility of growing food in space as space travel and colonization become a more realistic future due to increasing climate change, panelists said at an event Tuesday. Read more...

Photo: Scientists will have to grapple with improving the taste and feasibility of growing food in space, speakers said at a panel Tuesday. The event was hosted by Science and Food, a UCLA nonprofit organization which aims to promote knowledge of food science, as part of its annual speaker series. (Kanishka Mehra/Daily Bruin)

Scientists will have to grapple with improving the taste and feasibility of growing food in space, speakers said at a panel Tuesday. The event was hosted by Science and Food, a UCLA nonprofit organization which aims to promote knowledge of food science, as part of its annual speaker series. (Kanishka Mehra/Daily Bruin)

Democrat California State Sen. Richard Pan hosted a press conference at UCLA on Friday to advocate for the passage of Senate Bill 276. The bill aims to restrict the sale of fraudulent medical exemptions  to parents who do not wish to vaccinate their children. (Kanishka Mehra/Daily Bruin)

State bill targets vaccine exemptions to limit potentiality for outbreak

A California bill would increase monitoring of doctors who give out vaccine exemptions and eliminate the illegal sale of exemptions. Senate Bill 276, which was proposed by Democrat California State Sen. Read more...

Photo: Democrat California State Sen. Richard Pan hosted a press conference at UCLA on Friday to advocate for the passage of Senate Bill 276. The bill aims to restrict the sale of fraudulent medical exemptions to parents who do not wish to vaccinate their children. (Kanishka Mehra/Daily Bruin)

Democrat California State Sen. Richard Pan hosted a press conference at UCLA on Friday to advocate for the passage of Senate Bill 276. The bill aims to restrict the sale of fraudulent medical exemptions  to parents who do not wish to vaccinate their children. (Kanishka Mehra/Daily Bruin)


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