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A new program takes aim at traditional fee-for-service Medicare. But will it reduce health care spending or boost private profits?
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For two decades, victims of U.S. nuclear bomb tests fought to obtain the Medicaid eligibility that was promised them. In the waning days of 2020, they won.
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President-elect Biden will likely move quickly to undo a slew of Trump-era health care policies.
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What Donald Trump and Joe Biden have said about five important heath policy issues likely to be on the table in the next administration.
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Annual hospital financial reports highlight one big-picture health care trend across California: Hospitals are making increasingly higher profits on commercially insured patients, while they’re suffering steeper losses on Medicare patients.  
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"We live in a health care desert. There's no other way to say it," on Central Coast resident said. "We are basically beholden to two major health care companies."
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Charlie Ornstein of ProPublica and Reuters' Chris Kirkham talk strategy.
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While many uninsured individuals are low-income residents, upper-middle-income Californians also struggle to afford high-priced private health care coverage.
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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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Two brothers-in-law who live next door to one another in rural Northern California have chronic obstructive pulmonary disease. Yet crucially only one has access to palliative care.

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