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Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act

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Outreach workers from health clinics have spent the last three years in search of 390,000 Los Angeles County residents who are uninsured and can qualify for free health insurance.

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The state insurance exchanges are some of the biggest health care stories waiting to be told. But their daunting complexity means reporters could use some help in making sense of it all. Here are some key questions to keep in mind.

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As 18- to 25-year-olds try to find their footing, they face the least access to health care, have the highest uninsured rate, and struggle with greater behavioral and non-behavioral health risks than either adolescents aged 12-17 or young adults aged 26-34.

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The Affordable Care Act establishes national standards for health insurance benefits. Should the standards be different for children than for adults? Here are the lessons that 2012 National Health Journalism Fellow Elaine Korry learned during her reporting for The California Report.

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Undocumented immigrants and lawfully present immigrants who’ve been here less than five years are the largest group excluded from health-care reform.  They are not eligible to purchase insurance through the state exchanges and will continue to be excluded from Medicaid....

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The Guardian newspaper follows the saga of Liz Fowler, healthcare lobbyist extraordinaire, who recently left the White House for a senior level position leading global health policy at Johnson & Johnson’s government affairs and policy group.

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In need of some comic relief amid all the Serious and Important coverage of the Supreme Court's hearings on the Affordable Care Act this week? Check out these health reform parodies.

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Radio journalist Farida Jhabvala examines how one facet of health reform might help uninsured families in Fresno, California's poorest county - but political leaders there don't want to participate.

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As health reform turns one year old today, we offer some perspective, reporting resources and story ideas for reporting on reform's second year and beyond.

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