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Several states are now leading the way to ensure doulas are available to the low-income and underserved women who need them most.
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Mississippi's convoluted mental health care system is hurting people with mental illness and those who care for them.

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The Trump administration’s new public charge rule could discourage immigrants from accessing everything from emergency services to free flu shots, health experts warn.
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Over 100,000 undocumented immigrants in Calif.'s San Bernardino County alone are eligible for Medicaid benefits. But does that mean they'll be able to find quality care in the county's safety net?
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For reporters on the health beat, Medicaid is a vital source of watchdog stories. Check out these six great tips from veteran journalists on how to investigate Medicaid stories at local and regional outlets.
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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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The evolution of the bill from the version introduced into the legislature to the version actually passed and signed demonstrates what can be achieved in practice, but also raises questions about semantics.
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“It’s been a very welcoming climate to insuring children,” said Joan Alker, director of Georgetown's Center for Children and Families. “That welcome mat has been pulled back.”
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A 5-year-old's long wait for care is emblematic of a much larger problem — too few mental health providers for low-income kids on public coverage.
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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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