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A journalist shares key lessons from reporting on the Puerto Rican government's failed responses to a dangerous disease that spread after two hurricanes ravaged the island.
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How Congress and the White House refuse to fund health care to the hurricane-ravaged island’s desperately poor.
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Puerto Rico was facing a health care crisis long before Hurricane Maria hit last year. The storm has made the problems much worse.
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Eighteen years ago (1993) the government of Puerto Rico performed a major operation on its public health system. Mainly, it gave people in economic need the opportunity to access private health services, with public funding. National Health Journalism Fellow Marga Parés will report on the initiative in its newest iteration for her reporting project.

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A quick heads up on some health data now available from the U.S. Department Veterans Affairs, pulled from the innards of a just released (and lengthy)  "open government" report. This should be of interest to journalists who have a V.A. medical facility in their community. (Here's a list of V.A. medical facilities in the United States.)

From the report:

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This piece discusses the efforts that certain nursing homes are making to meet the needs of senior Latinos, who tend rarely to live in these facilities.

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