Health Savings Accounts Are Back In The Policy Spotlight

They are just three little words — “health savings accounts” — but they are generating a lot of buzz as Republicans contemplate plans to repeal and replace the Affordable Care Act. Expanding the use of these accounts, based on a long-held conservative view that consumers should be more responsible for their health care spending, is a part of almost every GOP replacement plan under consideration on Capitol Hill. Here’s the theory behind HSAs: Making consumers bear a bigger upfront share of medical care – while making it easier to save…

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Issues of food and gender to take the spotlight at UCLA

New faculty, curriculum and a lecture series presented by UCLA’s Center for the Study of Women are encouraging students to examine the social meanings and gender assumptions inherent in food, from its production, to the way it is marketed and consumed. On Wednesday Oct. 26, in conjunction with UCLA’s Food Week and in partnership with the UCLA Healthy Campus Initiative, the center will highlight new gender studies adjunct assistant professor Rachel Vaughn as she talks about her book-in-progress “Talking Trash: Oral Histories of Food In/Security from the Margins of a…

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