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From threats to repeal the Affordable Care Act, to news about rising premiums and President Donald Trump's recent decision to do away with some subsidies, people who don't closely follow the issue are getting lost in the headlines and sound bites.
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Harvey Barkin wrote this story while participating in the USC Center for Health Journalism‘s California Fellowship.  Other stories in the series include: Full-scope Medi-Cal granted to undocumented children below 19 years old but for how long? Isabella's story
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Many Floridians have jobs but can't afford health insurance or to pay out-of-pocket for health care. For those patients, the more than 100 free and charitable clinics in Florida are often their only option for health care.
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With no pricing mechanism for health services and no consumer protection, the GOP and Dems jointly fostered the most pernicious case of crony capitalism imaginable.

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Many Filipino undocumented immigrants remain fearful of seeking out helath care, even with the heightened outreach campaign for health care for undocumented children that began in May 2016.
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A Florida woman's story illuminates the perils of creating a two-tier health insurance market, as Texas Sen. Ted Cruz is calling for. The bad old days of health insurance could fast become the bad new days.
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After Omar Chavez suffered a back injury at the restaurant where he worked, his family lost its home. They now live in a trailer bought at a junkyard. Such stories of back pain gone wrong are common among immigrant workers.
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The media’s lopsided focus on the fortunes of the Obamacare exchanges has obscured the far bigger changes Republicans have announced for Medicaid.
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Genuine conversation between Americans with different political views has become a rare commodity these days. We sought to buck that trend by asking two Americans with different political philosophies to discuss their views.
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There's been little serious talk about how to bend the health care cost curve in the GOP health reform debate. That means administrative costs and costly coding wars continue to fly under the radar.

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