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The issue of single-payer is front-and-center for gubernatorial candidates as California heads toward the June 5 primary.
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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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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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Growth in health care employment will fluctuate but the long-range trend is decidedly upward, as these seven signs suggest.
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From Singapore to England, every country that has more successfully managed health care costs than the U.S. has chosen a path of self-discipline and free-market restraints.
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As the open enrollment period for health insurance from the nation’s government-run marketplaces opened, Americans found a changed landscape.
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Focusing on how to finance expanded coverage is often compared to moving the deck chairs around on the Titanic: the whole health care enterprise is sinking under the weight of its high costs, and no amount of shifting who pays how much will keep us all from going under.
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As drug prices continue to rise, one in four Americans cannot afford to fill their prescriptions. It's a problem that is growing and warrants a closer look at some of the key drivers and possible solutions.

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Critics were concerned that the merger would increase the clout of the providers in an already concentrated market and lead to higher health care costs.

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