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State lawmakers could be scaling back proposals to expand Medi-Cal coverage to all Californians after a budget subcommittee approved funding for only undocumented young adults and seniors.
Gov. Gavin Newsom says he’s committed to universal health care goals, but some advocates say his revised budget proposal falls far short.
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.
En la sala de espera para pacientes ambulatorios del Hospital General Zuckerberg de San Francisco, las conversaciones en español y en chino se propagan desde las ventanillas de la farmacia, al tiempo que los demás pacientes dormitan en las sillas o juegan en sus teléfonos celulares....
Gov. Newsom’s proposed mandate is designed to shore up California's individual health care market. But it could disproportionately impact low- and middle-income residents.
Se espera que este viernes los legisladores estatales puedan dar su primera mirada a los costos asociados con un ambicioso plan que brinda seguro de salud a más residentes de California.
State lawmakers are expected to receive a first look Friday at the costs tied to an ambitious plan to provide health insurance for more California residents.

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Samantha Caiola's Work

CapRadio’s health reporter Sammy Caiola spent six months exploring the reasons behind the high suicide rate in rural Amador County. She shares how community engagement aided her reporting.
This story was produced as a project for the 2018 California Fellowship, a program of the Center for Health Journalism at USC Annenberg. ...
This story was produced as a project for the 2018 California Fellowship, a program of the Center for Health Journalism at USC Annenberg. 

Collaborative Reporting

Uncovered California: What's Next for Millions of Uninsured?: Health care plans for undocumented Californians may be scaled back
State lawmakers could be scaling back proposals to expand Medi-Cal coverage to all Californians... more »
Gov. Gavin Newsom says he’s committed to universal health care goals, but some advocates say his... more »