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Why people with disabilities deserve better than the ‘checkbox’ approach
“The reality is that, if we’ve hit the standards, we’ve just begun to consider access and inclusion for disabled people in space,” one accessiblity advocate told me.
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Having health insurance is no guarantee American families won't suddenly find themselves financially underwater, as reporter Jacob Margolis recently discovered.
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Why the time is right to take cannabis more seriously as a policy beat
Nearly a year ago, I approached the top editor of Politico Pro with a simple question: Have we ever thought about covering cannabis? After all, the topic is a policy reporter's dream.
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The Associated Press is looking for a health care, water, and education reporter in Carson, Nevada
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Leticia, an undocumented 53-year-old mother of three, spent months on the waitlist for a knee surgery. The untreated injury not
In quick-hit coverage of health policy, it’s easy to skip the tough task of tracking down real families struggling to afford insurance and find health care. But their stories are essential.
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STAMPED OUT: Federal cutbacks to EBT card benefits will leave thousands more Santa Clara County denizens hungry
One in four county residents — including children, seniors and disabled individuals — will see their monthly government food assistance benefits wiped out early this year now that a new federal rule to alter work requirements for food stamp recipients goes into effect.
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Nevada is not the only state with dental oversight problems
Ready for a fresh project to kick off the new year? Take a page from a recent investigation by the Las Vegas Review-Journal and start looking into who regulates dentists in your state.
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This story was reported with the support of the Dennis A. Hunt Fund for Health Journalism, a program of the University of Southern California Center for Health Journalism....
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Thousands of Los Angeles residents have received word that their medical debt has been paid by benefactors, highlighting an ongoing crisis.
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Keep an open mind when reporting on policies to curb sugary drinks
We are firmly in the season of overeating. That means there is no time like the present to talk about one of the big contributors to our dietary dilemma.
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Two brothers-in-law who live next door to one another in rural Northern California have chronic obstructive pulmonary disease. Yet crucially only one has access to palliative care.
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