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The loss of a job shouldn't mean the loss of health care or devastating medical bills. Here's what states can do now to help.
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Now more than ever, reporters need to be ready to communicate coverage alternatives to their audiences as layoffs sweep the nation.
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A health reporter learns firsthand how confusing and challenging the Children's Health Insurance Program can be for parents.
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With crucial health insurance protections hanging in the balance, journalists need to be especially rigorous and well-informed on health care policy as the campaigns unfold.
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State programs and efforts by private organizations have reduced North Carolina’s infant mortality rate to its lowest ever, but the state still has a stubborn problem with high levels of black infant mortality.
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Deaths of African-American babies declined most quickly in states that expanded Medicaid coverage, researchers have found. North Carolina isn’t one of those states.
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A report published by the Los Angeles County Public Health Department shows economic hardship and an inability to support one’s family because monthly earnings do not cover monthly expenses may contribute to the disproportionate rates of domestic violence toward African-American women.
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“If you don’t have the money to cover a deductible, your insurance in many ways feels like ‘uninsurance’ to you,” said KFF's Larry Levitt during our recent webinar on the soaring costs of job-based plans.
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A new study in Health Affairs finds that more than 70% of children on public coverage have a parent employed by a large firm.
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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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