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Domestic workers are using lessons learned from California’s wildfires to support their communities through the COVID-19 pandemic. They’re also pushing for legislation that could protect workers in future disasters.
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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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In Michigan, companies have begun to recover, businesses are hiring and the economy is humming again. But recovery has remained elusive for many families whose struggles have been exacerbated by severe cuts to social safety nets, education and social programs.

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During our five-day program, we will tackle topics ranging from the country’s historic health care expansion to health and homelessness.

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The requirement to for individuals to buy health care is one of the most well-known mandates in the Affordable Care Act. However, there are also many other changes unknown to Chinese community.

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Ahead of the 83rd legislative session, the state’s 10 leading health care associations gave more than $4.6 million to Texas candidates. This interactive shows how much — and to whom — health care associations donated in 2011 and 2012.

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Day laborers are informal, marginalized workers in high hazard industries with few legal protections. For my 2013 California Endowment Health Journalism Fellowship, project I will produce three related feature radio reports on the occupational health of day labor workers.

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Recent news about Chinese restaurant health and labor violations got this fellow's attention for a story idea about the health of their workers. Additionally, she plans to report on how well the restaurateurs are abiding by San Francisco's city-mandated health care provision.

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