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In September of 2019, three people in the Shasta County Jail died within a two-week span. Does that mean my county is an outlier? A reporter seeks some answers.
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More than four decades after the community began arriving in the country en masse, many immigrants still struggle to access culturally competent and sensitive health care.
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Where I live in Los Angeles, it's easy to find a therapist or 20 in a single office building along Wilshire Boulevard. But chances are, most of them don't accept my insurance — or any insurance.
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The assisted living industry has largely resisted calls for federal oversight, saying greater regulatory and staffing expenses would be passed on to residents.
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A 2019 USC Annenberg Center for Health Reporting data fellowship allowed me to learn about the unique health needs of individuals experiencing homelessness in the Coachella Valley....
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From extreme loneliness to heart problems to vision impairment, how does living without a home affect or contribute to these conditions as a person ages?
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When and why does ICE inject detainees with sedatives? And what kind of medications are officials using? A reporter seeks answers on a disturbing practice.
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News stories about health care policy are often way too dry and boring. The missing ingredient? Stories of real people. One reporter shares a few lessons from the field.
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While many uninsured individuals are low-income residents, upper-middle-income Californians also struggle to afford high-priced private health care coverage.
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How unaffordable must health care become before the country's political stalemate lets through some legislative solutions?

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