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What to do when history supersedes the thrust of your project?
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In California, Medicaid coverage among undocumented immigrants dropped, even as the broader Medicaid population grew. Experts say hostile political rhetoric is driving the dip.
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It's been nine years since Congress approved $40 billion in incentives to spur adoption of electronic medical records. What have we achieved? Rampant frustration among docs and patients, for starters.
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The issue of single-payer is front-and-center for gubernatorial candidates as California heads toward the June 5 primary.
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In a community known as Deep East Oakland, health care providers and nonprofits are seeking new ways to inform and treat those living with asthma.
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If racism is reduced to a biological bug, who needs a March on Washington to promote racial justice when you have the right pill for the job?
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"Data is the backbone of good reporting, but people make the audience care," writes broadcast reporter Tracie Potts. Here's how she finds the people that make the story.
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Southern California's Inland Empire is growing, and there aren’t enough doctors to meet the demand. Can a new raft of programs at local universities help?
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The goal is to convince health care organizations, government agencies and community leaders to redirect health care dollars to create more affordable housing for Monterey County's vulnerable seniors.

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