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“We wanted to see the sun because the lights were on inside all the time. They would wake us up all the time, they wouldn’t let us sleep,” said one unaccompanied minor placed in a Texas detention center. “I wanted to cry. I thought, ‘God why am I here. Why did I come?’”

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More than two years after the Affordable Care Act took effect, members of Fresno’s traditionally underserved communities still struggle to find proper access, reports 2016 California Fellow Hannah Esqueda.

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The secretive world of pharmaceutical pricing is mired in opacity. To investigate how pricey drugs are impacting California’s budget, reporter Pauline Bartolone found she had to be creative, flexible and persistent in her data sleuthing.

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Senate Bill 10, recently signed by Gov. Jerry Brown, could open the door to coverage for DACA recipients and undocumented residents currently excluded from ACA exchange coverage.

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Stephanie Martinez has health insurance, but like many in her situation, her road to coverage was complicated by her family’s mixed-immigration status and household income.

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For many of the young immigrants who applied for Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals status, getting health insurance has not been easy. For others, it hasn’t been a priority.

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The number of uninsured Latino Californians has dropped dramatically in the last three years. But Latinos still make up more than half of the remaining uninsured.

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Calif.’s revised eligibility rules for new hep C drugs appear to be easing Medicaid patients’ access to the medications, yet the vast majority of Medicaid patients with hep C still aren't getting the costly drugs, state health officials say.

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Inmates who cycle in and out of jail can drive up incarceration and health care costs, says researcher Shannon McConville. Can Medicaid make a meaningful difference?

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Our Remaking Health Care blog talks with Shannon McConville of the Public Policy Institute of California about how the health care safety net has fared under Obamacare, as well as other developments reporters should keep tabs on.

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