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A reporter explores what Obamacare has meant for the health of DACA recipients and their undocumented family members. For many such families, reform has result in a patchwork quilt of eligibility.
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A complaint filed with HHS’ Office of Civil Rights alleges that Medi-Cal’s 13 million beneficiaries do not have adequate health care. Seven million of them are Latinos.
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The health insurance co-ops created under Obamacare have largely turned out to be a massive failure. How did so many co-ops run aground so quickly? A look at their short, troubled history.
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A first-of-its-kind CDC report on arthritis gained hardly any notice in the media recently. Given the prevalence of the disease in the U.S., why aren’t health reporters devoting more coverage to this issue?

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For the Chinese American community in Los Angeles, language barriers can limit access to needed health care. But that's not the only challenge recent immigrants face, as Peiwin Jing reports in part one of her series.

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As health costs keep rising and insurers recalibrate their Obamacare plans, House Speaker Paul Ryan has proposed creating separate risk pools to insure sick people and lower premiums.

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Victims of the Affordable Care Act's "family glitch" include the Devors family of Salem, Ill., who now find themselves caught in a dire health crisis, without adequate coverage.

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Upwards of two-thirds of uninsured kids in the U.S. are eligible for Medicaid or CHIP, but aren’t enrolled. New research suggests parent mentors could be a highly effective solution to getting more low-income kids insured, with potentially huge cost savings.

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As a reporter who was born and raised in China, I had a hard time trying to figure out what my health insurance options were when I came to Los Angeles for graduate school. What was Obamacare? What was Covered California? The challenges go beyond language barriers.

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Two journalists, a doctor and a nonprofit leader offer tips and context for how to tell urgent stories from underserved communities in the midst of the ongoing Obamacare rollout.

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