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Katie Forgette's new play, which has debuted in Seattle, captures the reality of life in adult homes. And it says a lot about political policy and philosophy.

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A new report finds a 10 percent drop in those getting insurance from their employer over the past decade. Many are asking whether the Affordable Care Act will reverse or accelerate that trend.

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These are nerve-wracking times for directors of California’s public hospitals and clinics. With the Affordable Care Act’s expansion of Medicaid set to go into effect in early 2014, safety-net facilities could potentially find themselves losing a considerable share of their patients and revenue.

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The complexities of health reform are enough to make anybody’s head seize up, let alone the diligent health reporter who is expected to serve as guide to all the policy changes.

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With all the media coverage of health reform, there has been surprisingly little reporting about community health centers. Their story is an important one -- and can be told from anywhere in the U.S. I started with many ideas, but quickly set them aside and let the reporting dictate the stories.

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Sensory impaired children or those with conditions such as asthma or diabetes benefit from “habilitative services" that teach them skills and abilities needed manage their conditions. As the Affordable Care Act gets implemented the question remains: who will pay for these services?

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I was just beginning to wrap my head around the Affordable Care Act when President Obama and legislators started proposing plans for comprehensive immigration reform this week. That led me to wonder: What could immigration reform mean for health reform?

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The tobacco industry has never been shy about flexing its financial muscle to influence policy. A report released this week looks at the tobacco lobby’s efforts to derail increased cigarette taxes and another sheds some not so flattering light on state and federal efforts to control tobacco use.

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The number of school-based health centers has been growing in California for more than a decade, and the Affordable Care Act has boosted their funding. Some students served by these clinics also enthusiastically support them.

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Community clinics, doctors and medical facilities are already struggling to provide appropriate, culturally competent medical translation to diverse populations, and the implementation of the Affordable Care Act could exacerbate the situation.

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