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In Los Angeles, reporter Peiwen Jing finds that the public health system could be doing far more to reach out to Chinese immigrants about health care coverage and access to care.
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“I call it present traumatic stress disorder. When you have post-traumatic stress disorder it means the trauma has ended. With our people it is a perpetual trauma that is inflicted on almost a daily basis,” one lifelong resident of Bakersfield says.
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Valley Public Radio in California's Central Valley reports on what law enforcement agencies in the valley say they are doing to help police officers cope with the mental strain of a violent line of work.
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A sizable percentage of California farmworkers are still struggling to get access to health services for themselves and their families.
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The very economic decline that contributed to rural hospitals' closure is likely to be worsened by their disappearance.
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A reporter explores what Obamacare has meant for the health of DACA recipients and their undocumented family members. For many such families, reform has result in a patchwork quilt of eligibility.
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The Federal Trade Commission and California Attorney General have spent more than three years examining the merger proposal to weigh antitrust concerns.
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"It's our obligation to offer treatment in a manner that's rational and logical," said the county's chief medical officer. "We identify the individuals for initial treatment right now, based on how we can offer the most care to the most people, who are going to benefit from it the most now."
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There have been more than two dozen San Diego County jail suicides between 2010 and 2015, well above average. The suicides highlight a national problem: the increasing number of mentally ill people landing in jails.
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More than two years after the Affordable Care Act took effect, members of Fresno’s traditionally underserved communities still struggle to find proper access, reports 2016 California Fellow Hannah Esqueda.

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