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It takes a lot of time to explain how the health care system works to patients and their caregivers with limited English proficiency. There are numerous forms that need to be read and understood. People often sign those forms whether or not they understand them.
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This story was reported with the support of the Dennis A. Hunt Fund for Health Journalism, a program of the University of Southern California Center for Health Journalism.
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Thousands of San Joaquin County residents are slipping through the health care safety net.
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In 2013, Lee County was one of 80 communities across the country to have lost their hospital in the previous three years. But the people in Lee County did what few have attempted: They vowed to reopen their hospital.
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The term-limited Phil Bryant has been holding secret talks after an election that showed strong support for the Obamacare program in red states.
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As California faces a statewide shortage of physicians, there’s one area that will be hit especially hard: the large collection of cities, suburbs and rural areas that make up Southern California’s Inland Empire.
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Mobile health workers say their contact with residents of a homeless encampment in the Coachella Valley dropped after the camp was bulldozed.
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In underserved areas such as California's San Joaquin County, access to care can be difficult at best.
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If rural America has become the new “inner city,” then nowhere is this more apparent than in educational systems.
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She is ‘still defending that vote’ to repeal the health law, says her Democratic rival for Congress.

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