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Within California, there is an incredible variation in childhood adversity scores, from lows in San Francisco County to highs in Butte County.
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Bakersfield Assemblymen Vince Fong and Rudy Salas submitted a $7 million budget proposal that, if approved, would be the largest amount of money California has ever designated to research and raise awareness of the disease.
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California is facing a gray tide. And the state’s fragile long-term care infrastructure is ill-prepared for the coming surge in demand. What can be done?
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"Fixing our foster care crisis” was made possible through major funding from the Community Foundation for Southern Arizona and additional support from the University of Southern California Annenberg Center's Fund for Journalism on Child Well-being. 
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Poor people, people in isolated, rural areas and minorities are least likely to receive palliative care and counseling about end-of-life decisions. And one-third of U.S. hospitals don’t have a palliative care team.
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Tremendous uncertainty exists over how a state-based single-payer system would work, but no matter how it's crafted, the costs would be steep.
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Angela Hart's reporting on single-payer health care was undertaken as a 2017 California Data Fellow at the USC Annenberg Center for Health Journalism.  
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Before, LA's community clinics had to have a face-to-face visit to get paid for caring for some of the county's poorest, sickest residents. A new model gives clinics a monthly amount per patient, allowing for better care, leaders say.
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The outbreak in California, the largest since the U.S. started tracking hepatitis A, lays bare the fact that homelessness can be as much a cause of disease as the virus itself.
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Proponents of Medicaid work requirements think it would flush freeloaders out of the system. And yet the reality is that most people on Medicaid already work.

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