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The need for more affordable coverage is real, but association health plans have had a dismal track record through the years.
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“Children get the best care possible, no doubt,” says the head of the Sickle Disease Foundation of California. “It’s when that child becomes an adult — that’s when they fall into a black hole.”
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Local politicians have long tried to find ways to better serve residents of this poorer, unincorporated section of Sonoma. Two reporters are now asking whether annexation can improve health.
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Reporter Priska Neely talks to her sister Nicole to talk about the two babies she lost nearly 20 years ago, after going into premature labor both times.
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A Los Angeles County Fire Department pilot project is testing out a a mobile integrated health care unit. The goal is to see if a “healthcare on wheels” model can help alleviate crowded emergency departments
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ER visits grew an average of 4 percent every year from 2010 to 2016.
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After a near-fatal illness, columnist Trudy Lieberman returns with renewed conviction on how essential health coverage is for all Americans.
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Physician burnout is an intense, personal response to systemic problems bedeviling health care. The solution lies in restoring meaning and human connections to medicine.
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The Trump administration's recent efforts to shrink the social safety net will only make treating the real drivers of health harder.
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A network of regional "task forces" is tackling the opioid problem throughout California, leading to a dramatic drop in overdoses in one rural mountain county.

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