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NBC News featured research by Mindy Romero of the USC Price School’s California Civic Engagement Project on the increase in engagement among young, Latino and Asian American voters during the 2018 midterm elections. “Not only were young people out and about talking about issues they care about, but they were directly connecting it to voting,” Romero said. https://www.nbcnews.com/news/latino/california-youth-latino-asian-american-vote-jumped-2018-n970831
The Los Angeles Times quoted Paul Ginsburg of the USC Schaeffer Center on the use of final-offer arbitration as a mechanism to fix health care billing. https://www.latimes.com/ct-biz-binding-arbitration-unexpected-medical-bills-20190207-story.html
Contending that hate speech laws are disproportionately enforced against members of minority groups and advocates for their causes, former president of the American Civil Liberties Union Nadine Strossen asserted that freedom of speech laws of the U.S. Constitution aren’t perfect, but that she can’t come up with anything she thinks is less imperfect.
KPCC-FM’s “AirTalk” interviewed Geoffrey Joyce of the USC Schaeffer Center about the federal government’s new proposed rule to give prescription drug rebates directly to consumers. https://www.scpr.org/programs/airtalk/2019/02/05/64152/the-white-house-wants-to-give-prescription-drug-di/
The USC Sol Price School of Public Policy returned to where it all began on Jan. 31, as hundreds of alumni, students, faculty, staff and friends gathered in the John Ferraro Council Chambers at Los Angeles City Hall to kick off celebrations for the school’s 90th anniversary.
The Washington Post quoted Karen Van Nuys of the USC Schaeffer Center about anti-competitive activity among wholesale providers of prescription drugs. https://www.washingtonpost.com/business/economy/prescription-drug-wholesalers-reaped-windfall-from-alleged-price-fixing/2019/01/31/b8ed6130-230f-11e9-81fd-b7b05d5bed90_story.html?noredirect=on&utm_term=.11495f5b0d08
The Sacramento Bee mentioned research from the USC Price School’s California Civic Engagement Project on political participation by Latinos. https://www.sacbee.com/news/politics-government/capitol-alert/article225181845.html
The Washington Post noted research by Karen Van Nuys and Geoffrey Joyce of the USC Schaeffer Center on the “copay clawback,” that demonstrated patients often pay more for prescriptions when using their insurance benefits instead of asking for the cash price. https://www.washingtonpost.com/business/cvs-bought-your-local-drugstore-mail-order-pharmacy-and-health-insurer-whats-next-your-hospital/2019/01/31/4946dcda-1f2c-11e9-9145-3f74070bbdb9_story.html?utm_term=.115c27e09c34
Los Angeles Times quoted Richard Green of the USC Lusk Center about declining housing prices in Southern California. https://www.latimes.com/business/la-fi-home-prices-20190130-story.html
Three USC Price PhD students from the Price PhD Association hosted a workshop titled “Building Capacity to Engage Differences Constructively” on Jan. 24, providing a safe space for students, faculty and staff to voice and discuss concerns of safety, accessibility to resources, and campus/classroom climate.