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This story was produced by Ida Mojadad, a participant in the 2019 Data Fellowship, who is investigating the efficacy of the health access program Healthy SF in San Francisco....
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While other options have emerged, Healthy SF helps those who might otherwise fall through the cracks.
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This story was produced by Ida Mojadad, a participant in the 2019 Data Fellowship, who is investigating the efficacy of the health access program Healthy SF in San Francisco. Her other stories include: Workers may get cash payout from medical reimbursement accounts Millions left sitting in medi
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The offer of $500 in bonus funds is intended to help with COVID-19-related expenses.
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This article, originally published by the Los Angeles Times, was reported as a project for the California Endowment Health Journalism Fellowships at USC's Annenberg School for Communication and Journalism....

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A recent report found big differences in how counties are handling California’s estimated 3 million uninsured. Some county safety net programs are serving very few residents, raising questions of whether such counties are adequately adapting to meet the needs of the remaining uninsured.

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A key goal of health reform has been to get insured individuals to seek out primary care rather than the ER. In the Bay Area, safety net systems are trying new approaches to funnel more patients into primary care, including putting nurses in firehouses.

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Whether through the Medi-Cal expansion or Covered California's individual insurance plans, the Affordable Care Act will give the state's immigrant population more options for health care. But questions remain about how readily they will adopt the new options and if they can afford them.

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Is health reform to "blame" for sea changes in San Francisco's experiment in universal access to health care for city residents? Learn more and get tips for reporting on health reform in your own community.

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What one journalist learned while reporting on San Francisco's program to provide access to health care for all of its residents.

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