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AP journalist Meghan Hoyer provides an updated dataset and guide to help reporters better understand the role played by Medicaid in their local California communities.
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There is a bizarre paradox in the culture of medicine: The system generates more data than ever, but questionable priorities are limiting our ability to effectively use it.
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The death certificate helps tells a fuller story of Bill Paxton’s final days. Reporters should make a habit of seeking them out, since they can be revealing repositories of information.
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The trend towards putting responsibility for one’s health squarely on the shoulders of individuals lets the government off the hook for its part in looking after its citizens, argues sociologist Shelly Reuter.
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The tendency to blame the patient in the wake of deaths or complications often serves to obscure mistakes made by health care providers.
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What would a more thorough effort to figure out what went wrong in health care-related deaths look like? Does medicine need the equivalent of aviation's black box?
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In California’s Merced County, residents are more likely to be exposed to tobacco, suffer from poor air quality, or die of heart disease. At the same time, the region faces a long-running shortage of doctors.
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Not knowing how the Affordable Care Act will be changed and the possibility that Congress and President Trump will repeal it without an adequate replacement has many Latinos worried.
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Cristina Sprague, a nurse practitioner in San Francisco, says the irony for many Filipino caregivers is that they often work 16-hour shifts as care providers but can’t provide care for their own children.
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For the survivors of the San Bernardino terrorist attack, the battle to get the health care they need continues. And the county's broken workers' compensation system is only making matters worse.

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