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Hospitals are expected to divert more of those savings back into their communities via public health programs since the ACA was passed. But are they?
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April Xu wrote this story while participating in the 2018 National Data Fellowship.
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“For supporters of the ACA, we dodged a bullet,” said UCLA's Gerald Kominski. “However, just because the Dems won the House does not mean the ACA is safe at all.”
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Dr. Damon Francis doesn’t shy away from sparring with a room full of journalists when he thinks the media is getting the story wrong.
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April Xu wrote this story while participating in the 2018 National Data Fellowship.
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We're happy to announc the selection of 23 California journalists to be Fellows with the Center for Health Journalism’s annual California Fellowship. They will join us next week.
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"They come in welled up with emotion, they’re crying and there’s no way they can concentrate on the lesson at hand," says a teacher at Dymally High School in South Los Angeles.
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Did the media learn anything from covering previous rounds of health reform during the Clinton and Obama eras? You wouldn't necessarily think so from reading recent coverage, argues Trudy Lieberman.
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This story was produced as part of a larger project led by April Xu, a participant in the USC Center for Health Journalism's 2018 Data Fellowship.   Other stories in this series include:   
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This story was produced as a project for the 2018 Impact Fund.

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