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A menudo, las personas trans enfrentan importantes obstáculos al intentar navegar el sistema de salud y tener acceso a tratamientos hormonales, terapias de salud mental y procedimientos quirúrgicos.
Transgender individuals often face significant hurdles trying to navigate the health care system and access hormonal, mental health therapies and surgical procedures 
Las comunidades más desfavorecidas están logrando un mayor acceso a los programas de cuidados alternativos que generalmente están reservados para aquellos con medios económicos
Underserved communities are gaining greater access to alternative therapies that were once reserved for the well-heeled.
There are 22 bills before the state's Legislature this year that aim to make health care more affordable and accessible. Here's what they would do.
Este año se han presentado 22 proyectos de ley para la consideración de la Asamblea Legislativa Estatal. De todos modos, si bien todos los proyectos de ley están orientados en la misma dirección, tienen visiones contrapuestas sobre cómo debería ser la expansión del cuidado de la salud en 2019.

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In ethnic minority communities in particular, mental illness is a serious problem since stigma... more »
posted 03/08/16

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In many Asian communities, mental illness remains mired in stigma. A reporter in Orange County, Calif. explores how members of Korean, Vietnamese and Arab communities are affected by this barrier to care.
Zuher Belal put a black pencil on the rectangular piece of paper stretched out on a table. The 21-year-old native of Syria drew a Muslim man with arms outstretched in prayer. Then, he drew an airplane dropping a bomb.
“The word we use for mental illness in Vietnamese is ‘crazy,’” Lanie Tran said. “If you’re a Buddhist, you believe you or your family members did something wrong in a previous birth. If you’re Catholic, you believe God is punishing you for something you did that was mean or wrong.”

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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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Uncovered California: What's Next for Millions of Uninsured?: Uninsured Native Americans often lack needed prenatal care 
Infant mortality rates remain stubbornly high for Native Americans despite federal programs... more »