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Simon Haeder has studied narrow health insurance networks for years, but it wasn’t until the professor's 4-year-old son cracked his tooth that he really appreciated the practical implications.
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Having health insurance is no guarantee American families won't suddenly find themselves financially underwater, as reporter Jacob Margolis recently discovered.
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This story was produced as part of a larger project led by Gary Walker, a participant in the USC Center for Health Journalism's California Fellowship....
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Medicare for All “has changed the dialogue about where we could go as a country,” said Joanne Kenen, Politico's executive health care editor.
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A look at how the country’s two biggest states have insured their kids helps explain why nearly 4 million American children remain without health coverage.
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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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