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Los índices de mortalidad infantil continúan siendo altos entre los indígenas americanos, a pesar de los programas federales creados específicamente para brindar servicios de salud a esta población. 
Sylvia Valenzuela cuenta que, en la mitad de un embarazo difícil, el plan Medi-Cal le informó que había cancelado su cobertura de salud. Meses después, recibió una llamada del organismo diciéndole que se había tratado de un error.
Sylvia Valenzuela was in bed and violently ill during the middle of a difficult pregnancy when she was told by Medi-Cal that it was dropping her coverage. Months later, she got a call from the agency saying it had made a mistake.
Infant mortality rates remain stubbornly high for Native Americans despite federal programs created specifically to provide health services to the indigenous population. 
Si bien es inusual que las iniciativas para ampliar la cobertura dental reciban el mismo nivel de atención en el estado que la batalla por la atención médica universal, las implicaciones para la salud son considerables, señalan los expertos.
Muchos emprendedores de California tienen dificultades para pagar por su seguro de salud. Sin embargo, conforme a las propuestas más recientes del gobernador Gavin Newsom, podrían llegar a recibir ayuda.
La Ley de Salud Asequible ha promovido el crecimiento de los centros orientados a atender las necesidades de salud de los menores más desfavorecidos.
The Affordable Care Act has helped fuel growth in centers that cater to the health needs of disadvantaged children.
While efforts to expand dental insurance rarely receive the same level of attention in the state as battles over universal medical care, the health implications are significant, experts say.
Transcurrieron cuatro años desde que el liderazgo del Condado Fresno asignara casi 6,000,000 dólares para cubrir las necesidades de salud de los residentes más pobres, sin embargo, solo se ha gastado una fracción del dinero recibido.

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Beginning in 2014, businesses with more than 50 workers will have to provide health insurance or... more »
posted 10/18/10

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Some local entrepreneurs have been stunned because they failed to meet all the rules for the small-business tax credits in last year's highly vaunted federal health care law to help cover their health care costs.

Despite their disappointment, they're hopeful that another part of the law, which kicks in three years from now, is well worth waiting for.

Journalist Yesenia Amaro examines how some small businesses will cope with health reform as their health costs for workers continue to soar.

Janna Rodriguez, one of the owners of J&R Tacos in Merced, wants to learn more about the specific provisions in the federal health care law designed to help small businesses such as hers. Her restaurant, which opened almost five years ago, employs eight part-time employees — and none of them receive health care benefits.

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Sin cobertura: la salud de millones de californianos sin aceso médico: Mujeres indígenas americanas sin cobertura a menudo no reciben cuidados prenatales 
Los índices de mortalidad infantil continúan siendo altos entre los indígenas americanos, a pesar... more »
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Sylvia Valenzuela cuenta que, en la mitad de un embarazo difícil, el plan Medi-Cal le informó que... more »