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Thousands of San Joaquin County residents are slipping through the health care safety net.
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More and more older workers are being shoved out of stable jobs as they near retirement. Their pain can be quickly compounded by catastrophic health costs.
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We asked two leading policy experts from both sides of the aisle for their take on what the midterm results mean for the country’s health care policies. Here's what they said.
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Protecting sick people is a hot issue on the midterm campaign trail, a barometer of how attitudes about health insurance have shifted over the past decade.
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While California has readily embraced the Affordable Care Act, thousands of uninsured or underinsured still turn out for a mega free clinic in Los Angeles every year. Here are a few of their stories.
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Low-income Idahoans will have access to public coverage if the new Medicaid expansion initiative is approved by voters in November. Reclaim Idaho collected 56,192 signatures, enough to get the measure on the ballot.

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A new study looking at survival rates of black, Hispanic and white children finds that racial disparities for some cancers can actually be explained by socioeconomic status.
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A lack of mental health professionals in rural counties is made worse by high rates of substance abuse, financial stress and isolation, which contribute to depression.
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Folks in underserved New Jersey face adversities that few in America ever even have to think about. How can the state turn the corner in addressing epidemic levels of trauma?
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This article was produced as a project for the 2017 California Data Fellowship, a program of the USC Annenberg Center for Health Journalism.

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