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On April 11, Dena Garcia was told that her mother was running a fever. Three days later, she was sent to the ER, where she was unresponsive.
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Why did the Occupational Health Safety Network meet with such an abrupt demise?
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One facility was hit hard – 50-plus COVID cases and more than a dozen deaths. Another endured only 3 cases and just one patient died. Many factors likely figure in the difference.
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Many factors can contribute to how severely the virus strikes a home, including its location and size. But having enough staff is vital, especially during a pandemic, experts say. New research backs that up.
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Through my reporting and listening to young sexually active LGBTQ people, I learned there would still be big hurdles to obtaining preventive medication at a pharmacy.
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Annual hospital financial reports highlight one big-picture health care trend across California: Hospitals are making increasingly higher profits on commercially insured patients, while they’re suffering steeper losses on Medicare patients.  
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"How is it supposed to work?" Answer that question and you're better prepared to spot when things go wrong.
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“Medical loss ratios have dropped like a rock,” one former insurance executive said. But will that translate into any savings for Americans?
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This story was produced as part of a larger project led by Ritu Marwah, a participant in the 2020 California Fellowship. 
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The bill gained momentum as the pandemic put a spotlight on health care disparities and workforce shortages.

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