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Hundreds of studies show Medicaid expansion saves lives. So why do lawmakers reject the program or impose punitive rules during a pandemic that hit low-income Black and Brown people so hard?
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Charlie Ornstein of ProPublica and Reuters' Chris Kirkham talk strategy.
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The loss of a job shouldn't mean the loss of health care or devastating medical bills. Here's what states can do now to help.
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Now more than ever, reporters need to be ready to communicate coverage alternatives to their audiences as layoffs sweep the nation.
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“We have not only a real public health threat but this novel coronavirus is really affecting the economy, and this is going to have implications for state revenues,” one analyst said.
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Health reporters from Politico and The Washington Post joined Urban's Linda Blumberg for a fresh look at the candidates' plans for health reform— and the very real challenges they'd face.
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Several states are now leading the way to ensure doulas are available to the low-income and underserved women who need them most.
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Mississippi's convoluted mental health care system is hurting people with mental illness and those who care for them.

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The Trump administration’s new public charge rule could discourage immigrants from accessing everything from emergency services to free flu shots, health experts warn.
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Over 100,000 undocumented immigrants in Calif.'s San Bernardino County alone are eligible for Medicaid benefits. But does that mean they'll be able to find quality care in the county's safety net?

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