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A May report found a modest increase in Medi-Cal spending could give about 700,000 undocumented Californians access to care. Meanwhile, in the Salinas Valley, some say an employer-sponsored trust could provide essential care to farmworkers.

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Obamacare prohibits undocumented immigrants from obtaining health-care coverage. But that would've changed in California if the "Health for All" bill had advanced last week. That means about one million people are still excluded from Medi-Cal and Covered California because of immigration status.

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In response to the growing shortage of primary care doctors, some advocate for expanding the roles of nurse practitioners to expand access and lower costs. But the suggestion has met with pushback from some physician groups.

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Although safety net institutions continue to serve millions of uninsured, they are facing changes brought on by the health law. Since Affordable Care Act enrollment started last fall, Centro Medico clinic in Southern California is getting up to 10 new patients a day.

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Cansada por el peso de la edad, y con un deterioro progresivo de su cuerpo debido a la diabetes, Juana está pendiente de las noticias, desde que supo que hay una propuesta de ley en California para brindar seguro médico a las personas que, como ella, no tienen documentos.

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Exhausted from the burden of her age and diabetes, Juana now pays more attention to the news. She recently learned of a California proposal to offer health insurance to people who are undocumented.

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Despite high expectations, CoverOregon.com, the state’s equivalent of HealthCare.gov, is the only insurance exchange in the country on which people still cannot buy coverage entirely online. What went wrong? Politico's Jennifer Haberkorn reports.

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The U.S. faces an impending doctor shortage because not enough new ones are being trained to meet the needs of the U.S. population and a large portion of doctors are reaching retirement age. Will impending changes within the medical industry further exacerbate the problem?

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What does health reform look like at the ground level? Very different from the typical media diet of enrollment updates and website glitches.

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For my fellowship project, I aimed to compare two other states to my home state of Colorado’s approach to the Affordable Care Act. Showing the law actually creating new opportunities in Colorado would be easy. Showing the law not working in a state that's resisting it would be tougher.

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