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Uninsured? You're not the only one.

Uninsured? You're not the only one.

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Last year's census revealed that close to 50 million of Americans are uninsured, according to a recent Kaiser Health News article. While in 2008, Medscape News used census data to report a hike in the number of Americans living without health insurance for six straight years.

"We've reached yet another milestone in the number of uninsured," said Peter Cunningham, senior fellow at the Center for Studying Health System Change, in a 2010 MSNBC article.

But, why is this?

That's what I intend to answer with my project proposal by highlighting the challenges to obtaining health care for uninsured Latinos in Orange County.

The Hispanic community will continue to grow and with it the possibility of more of its members living without health insurance.

Stay tuned!


The Center for Health Journalism’s 2023 National Fellowship will provide $2,000 to $10,000 reporting grants, five months of mentoring from a veteran journalist, and a week of intensive training at USC Annenberg in Los Angeles from July 16-20. Click here for more information and the application form, due May 5.

The Center for Health Journalism’s 2023 Symposium on Domestic Violence provides reporters with a roadmap for covering this public health epidemic with nuance and sensitivity. The next session will be offered virtually on Friday, March 31. Journalists attending the symposium will be eligible to apply for a reporting grant of $2,000 to $10,000 from our Domestic Violence Impact Reporting Fund. Find more info here!


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