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Every day Wendy McEntyre gets a call from parents who have lost children in addiction treatment in California. She wants to see more accountability in a system that’s operating with little to no oversight, with deadly consequences.
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A story of why it pays to keep analyzing the data, even if it isn’t cooperative at first.
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"As fellow news junkies, we talked about the increasing number of cases we reported on a daily basis about women dying from cosmetic surgeries in Florida, and people who were arrested for not being actual doctors."
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Very little is known about how well any individual Medicaid managed care plan is delivering quality care to the children it covers, resulting in a big accountability problem.
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Three days after Hurricane María, Isolina Miranda stared in disbelief at what was left of the two-story building where a community health center once stood in the heart of San Lorenzo, a town in Puerto Rico.
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Discomfort with end-of-life care discussions is not uncommon among many older immigrants in the United States.
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How Congress and the White House refuse to fund health care to the hurricane-ravaged island’s desperately poor.
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Ballad Health in October stopped performing surgeries at a Norton hospital, but it is unclear if and when patients or state regulators were notified.
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Childhood obesity is a particularly difficult public health problem because if left unchecked, it will lead to many significant medical issues later in life.
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This series was produced with the support of the USC Annenberg Center for Health Journalism Impact Fund....

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