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Carol Chaker

Carol Chaker

Article by Katherine Boroski Dangerous rate setting proposal threatens to decimate California’s health care delivery system Since passage of the Affordable Care Act (ACA), California has made great strides in expanding access to health care and bringing the state’s uninsured rate to an all-time low of 7.1 percent. Now, some lawmakers …

The Los Angeles County Department of Public Health (Public Health) has been recognized with an Achievement Award from the National Association of Counties (NACo). The award honors innovative, effective county government programs that strengthen services for residents. Public Health earned the 2018 Achievement Award in the category of health for …

This enduring material has been approved for 1 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™. This webinar is presented by the Southern California Public Health Association, California Baptist University and the Los Angeles County Department of Public Health. Original release date: May 1, 2018. Review date: May 1, 2019. Termination date: May 1, …

By: Neil R. Hoyt, Sr. – Vice President – Paragon Private Health  As we all know, the cost of health care is not cheap and seems to increase faster than most of us blink.  There are countless reasons for this but that’s an article and debate for another day. Most …

LACMA Members: We Need Your Vote! Make your voice count in our annual elections The Los Angeles County Medical Association is holding its 147th Annual Election and you are invited to cast your vote. As a benefit of membership, you have the privilege of voting for the physicians who will best …

First, I wanted to thank you for your continued membership and support of LACMA. With ever-increasing challenges facing healthcare, it is crucially important for organizations such as LACMA to thrive in order to help all of us improve and guide the quality of healthcare. I joined LACMA about six years …

Greetings LACMA Members! My name is Jerry Abraham and it has been an honor and privilege to serve you as LACMA Councilor-At-Large for the last year and I seek your vote to continue in this role for another term. I want to thank each of you for all you do …

It is my honor to be nominated for the Councilor at Large position for the LACMA Board of Directors. After finishing residency at the LAC + USC Medical center in 1995, I was hired by the SF County Dept. of Health focusing on the mental health care of youth in …

This past weekend, LACMA, in partnership with the American Association of Physicians of Indian Origin, hosted a young physician mixer and welcomed over 100 physicians, residents and medical students from all over LA County. I am consistently inspired when I see the next generation of physicians wanting to take an …

President Donald Trump recently announced his intention to strip more than $15.4 billion out of the $1.3 trillion federal spending bill approved by Congress in March – of which the Children’s Health Insurance Program (CHIP) stands to lose $7 billion in funding. CHIP provides 5.6 million California children with access to comprehensive …