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Earlier this year, the New England Journal of Medicine named Oklahoma as the state that will have the worst access to health care when Medicaid expands in 2014.

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Too many colonoscopies, budget deficits bog down California's health reform rollout and a rare case of bubonic plague, plus more from our Daily Briefing.

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In one year, 477 people in San Francisco, most of them homeless, used $20 million worth of urgent/emergency services — an average of $42,067 each — and taxpayers paid the bill. Knowing who they are is the first step towards treating their illnesses, injuries, and addictions.

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Budget cuts to senior day care programs means many will be forced into expensive nursing homes. Plus more from our Daily Briefing

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New community health laws proposed in California, noisy health care is bad for patients, no fast-track Supreme Court decision on health reform, plus more from our Daily Briefing.

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Why are part-time elected officials in California getting such expensive full-time health benefits? Answers and more in our Daily Briefing.

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The charade perpetrated by William Hamman, the United Airlines pilot who had a second, lucrative career as a fake cardiologist, is starting to have consequences.

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Why are doctors asking patients to sign a contract before prescribing painkillers? Answers and more in our Daily Briefing.

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Japan's radiation may have reached California shores, but experts say your health won't be affected. Plus more from our Daily Briefing.

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The San Francisco Public Press, a startup news organization doing public-affairs reporting in the Bay Area, is producing an in-depth explanatory project examining the track record of a city-sponsored health care program called Healthy San Francisco.

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