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One of the most common arguments against single-payer health systems is that they lead to the rationing of care. Such arguments overlook the rationing baked into the current U.S. system.
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A new reporting project will "examine the health risks to the public that can occur when society and local governments neglect or underfund initiatives to alleviate conditions where homeless populations live."
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Why does one of the wealthiest countries in the world make its most vulnerable citizens choose between food or shelter?
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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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A San Diego Business Journal examination, which included multiple public records requests, revealed the extent of the patient backlog.
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This story was produced as part of a larger project led by Monica Vaughan, a participant in the 2019 California Fellowship. Other stories in this series include: Oceano Dunes stays open to off-roading. But California still says big changes must be made Health alert: Air quality warning issued for
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"If you have a loved one struggling with addiction and you’re looking for a safe place to send them for recovery in California, good luck."
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How do you make critically important — but potentially boring — stories resonate with your audience? KPCC's content chief Kristen Muller shares her station's approach.
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While comprehensive care is elusive for the undocumented in all California counties, where a person lives can make all the difference in whether care is available outside of ERs.
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This story was produced as part of a larger project led by Rich Lord, a participant in the USC Center for Health Journalism's 2019 Data Fellowship. Other stories in this series include:

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