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At the Cancer Resource Center of the Desert in San Diego's Imperial Valley, navigators help people come to grips with the complex and life-altering realities of cancer. Patients receive guidance on everything from talking with insurance companies and managing finances to coping with treatment.

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The basics of the healthcare system and medical insurance coverage and the effect it may have on Latinos' participation in the Affordable Care Act's marketplace.

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We've entered an interesting moment in health care. The patients hospitals and doctors have historically made money on — the so-called "frequent fliers" — have become millstones around their necks. In this ACA-era, healthcare providers and insurers must find ways to limit their return trips.

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With the Obamacare rhetoric flying, the president of the nation’s leading cancer doctors’  group says worried cancer patients may be unnecessarily concerned. He believes Obamacare will be a boon for cancer patients and has become a high-profile advocate for the controversial law.

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Duane Middleton died shortly after a routine colonoscopy. Then his life insurance provider denied his wife any benefits, a decision later held up in court. So how could three judges conclude that Middleton's death didn't qualify as an "accident"?

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As health care costs continue to rise, Paromita Pain explores other options - including preventative strategies and co-ops - for corporations and individuals.

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With 20 days to go before people can buy health insurance to comply with the Affordable Care Act mandate, insurance agents have qualms and one predicted chaos. A Covered California spokesman is confident in their readiness.

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Ask people who sell health insurance for a living if they are prepared to explain the Affordable Care Act policies coming into the market on Oct. 1, and you will get an earful. Agents must be certified to explain and compare options for customers but so far, none in California is certified.

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It’s easy to fall into clichés and misinformation when writing about the end of life. Here are my five favorite ideas from last week's Association of Health Care Journalists webinar on the subject.

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A viable treatment option for women who already have breast cancer, mastectomy has become a controversial procedure for women who want to reduce their chances of getting it in the first place.

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