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The Trump administration’s new public charge rule could discourage immigrants from accessing everything from emergency services to free flu shots, health experts warn.
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Why does one of the wealthiest countries in the world make its most vulnerable citizens choose between food or shelter?
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An estimated 755,000 people would lose benefits over the next three years if the rule change proposed by the USDA goes into effect.
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Even with help from food stamps and a federal nutrition program, nearly half of U.S. households receiving such benefits struggle to feed their families.
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Uncertainty about proposed budget and policy changes in Washington have put low-income and working families — and the programs and agencies that serve them — on high alert.
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This article was produced as a project for the USC Center for Health Journalism’s California Fellowship.
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This article was produced as a project for the USC Center for Health Journalism’s California Fellowship.
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This article was produced as a project for the USC Center for Health Journalism’s California Fellowship.
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Local communities and the federal government prioritize dental care, but Florida's state agencies don't have much to offer, according to a special series in the Sarasota Herald-Tribune.

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In the U.S., social welfare benefits tend to impose tight restrictions on recipients. But in Manitoba, low-income pregnant women can receive a no-strings-attached cash boost. Research suggests it leads to healthier babies.

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