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For this undocumented woman, Uncovered California series spurs timely help

Huron resident Rosa Franco sitting outside her house.
Huron resident Rosa Franco sitting outside her house.
Undocumented & Uninsured
USC Center for Health Journalism News Collaborative
September 18, 2019

 

We met Rosa Franco six months ago, when she was desperate for medical help due to cysts and a hernia. When we returned to her home today, she was more optimistic because her hernia has been removed and she is in the process of having surgery for her cysts. Her case became known thanks to the Uncovered California project, and she was able to get help and guidance through the nonprofit organization Centro La Familia.

 

Follow the USC Center for Health Journalism Collaborative series "Uncovered California" here 

 

About This Series

This project results from an innovative reporting venture – the USC Center for Health Journalism News Collaborative – which involves print and broadcast outlets across California, all reporting together on the state’s uninsured. Outlets include newspapers from the McClatchy Corp., Gannett Co., Southern California News Group, and La Opinion, as well as broadcasters at Univision and Capital Public Radio. 

Topics in this Series

  • Affordability
  • Access to Care
  • Expanding Coverage
  • Undocumented & Uninsured
  • Legislative Fixes