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July 25, 2017 | 0 comments
The growth of Los Angeles’ safety net has been dramatic since the Affordable Care Act took effect. Now clinics are anxiously wondering if the many changes they've made can be sustained if the ACA is... more
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July 24, 2017 | 15 comments

With no pricing mechanism for health services and no consumer protection, the GOP and Dems jointly fostered the most pernicious case of crony capitalism imaginable.

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July 24, 2017 | 0 comments
Does the California Medical Board have the right to check records to see if a doctor is recklessly prescribing drugs? For the past three years, that question has been stuck in the courts.
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July 24, 2017 | 0 comments
"To what extent do you give a fair voice to the uninformed opinion?" one reporter asked. “But who am I to say that they don’t have a voice? That’s always been a bit of a challenge to me.”
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July 22, 2017 | 0 comments

A series of legal developments in the past few weeks highlights the devastating effects of misguided child abuse diagnoses on innocent families.

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July 21, 2017 | 0 comments
“I was really interested in the question of how slavery and historic institutions play out in health outcomes today,” Anna Barry-Jester of 538 told fellow journalists this week.
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July 21, 2017 | 0 comments
“A lot of people think that these were poor African Americans moving out, but they were actually middle-class people, because the poor people had nowhere to go," one Georgetown researchers says of... more
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July 21, 2017 | 0 comments
WITF is looking for a skilled, creative and ambitious multi-platform journalist to lead their Transforming Health project.
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July 20, 2017 | 0 comments
The Magnolia Place Community Initiative brings together more than 70 county, city and community services and organizations to make children's lives better.
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July 20, 2017 | 0 comments
While many policymakers still think of concentrated poverty as an issue afflicting the nation’s big urban centers, smaller cities are increasingly home to those Americans with the greatest needs and... more
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July 19, 2017 | 0 comments
Stresses like poverty, neglect and abuse all manifest differently in the brain and can cause different mental health issues later in life, explains researcher Katie McLaughlin of the University of... more
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July 19, 2017 | 0 comments
“Everyone agrees that housing is an important determinant of health, but that’s very hard to measure because it’s overly correlated with other aspects of poverty,” said Thomas Waters, a housing... more
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July 19, 2017 | 0 comments
Uncertainty about proposed budget and policy changes in Washington have put low-income and working families — and the programs and agencies that serve them — on high alert.
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July 18, 2017 | 2 comments
“In my newsroom, reporters are encouraged to have obsessions rather than beats,” Cary Aspinwall told fellows at the 2017 National Fellowship this week. “And my obsession is women in jail.”
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July 18, 2017 | 0 comments
Many immigrants are now afraid to leave their homes for work or school for fear of being arrested and deported. This climate of fear has made children in these familes newly vulnerable to what... more



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