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Thursday, March 9, 2017 - 3:00am
“It’s nuts in Washington right now,” said Noam Levey of The Los Angeles Times. So, how does a local reporter tackle this huge national health policy story?
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March 09, 2017 | 1 comments
Thursday, March 9, 2017 - 3:00am
How has the Affordable Care Act changed life in the ER, and what might the new Republican plan signal for safety net hospitals? The LAC+USC Medical Center offers some clues.
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March 09, 2017 | 1 comments
Wednesday, March 8, 2017 - 3:00am
The Republican health bill could usher in major cuts to California's Medicaid program, even while offering more flexibility. Could the state use that newfound flexibility to overhaul its health care system?
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March 08, 2017 | 0 comments
Tuesday, March 7, 2017 - 4:00am
In California’s Merced County, residents are more likely to be exposed to tobacco, suffer from poor air quality, or die of heart disease. At the same time, the region faces a long-running shortage of doctors.
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Tuesday, March 7, 2017 - 3:00am
Narrative journalist Eli Saslow has an uncanny gift for capturing intimate, authentic moments in people's lives. He shared his methods with our 2017 California Fellows this week.
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Tuesday, March 7, 2017 - 3:00am
Black women have twice the risk of developing breast cancer as white women, and three times the mortality rate. They also have far less access to screening.
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Monday, March 6, 2017 - 11:52pm

A pilot program in San Diego worked to get the county's 25 most expensive homeless people into housing with services. The program was a big success — so why hasn’t the program gained more traction?

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March 06, 2017 | 0 comments
Monday, March 6, 2017 - 3:00am
For years, some school districts in California's Central Valley have been reluctant to teach comprehensive sex education. Worse, the valley's pregnancy and STD rates are some of the state's highest.
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March 06, 2017 | 1 comments
Friday, March 3, 2017 - 3:00pm
The shortage of doctors in California’s San Joaquin Valley has long impacted Central Californians in a very real way. Will efforts to combat the shortage make a difference?
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March 03, 2017 | 0 comments
Friday, March 3, 2017 - 4:00am
Not knowing how the Affordable Care Act will be changed and the possibility that Congress and President Trump will repeal it without an adequate replacement has many Latinos worried.
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Friday, March 3, 2017 - 3:00am
The Affordable Care Act has done far less to control health care costs than many media accounts would lead you to believe. Columnist Trudy Lieberman shows how reporters can cut through the spin.
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Friday, March 3, 2017 - 3:00am
In California’s Salinas Valley, the lack of living wages for farmworkers has resulted in ongoing cycles of poverty, violence and health problems.
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March 03, 2017 | 0 comments
Friday, March 3, 2017 - 3:00am
Cristina Sprague, a nurse practitioner in San Francisco, says the irony for many Filipino caregivers is that they often work 16-hour shifts as care providers but can’t provide care for their own children.
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March 03, 2017 | 0 comments
Friday, March 3, 2017 - 12:00am
Bloomberg is seeking an editor to join the U.S. health team, plus view more information about our Annual National Fellowship application!
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Thursday, March 2, 2017 - 3:00am
For former foster children, the ACA's expansion of Medicaid coverage has made it easier to get care from their often complex health needs. Now some worry the expansion could be undone.
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March 02, 2017 | 0 comments

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