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The basics of the healthcare system and medical insurance coverage and the effect it may have on Latinos' participation in the Affordable Care Act's marketplace.

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A quirk in the Affordable Care Act may leave an estimated half-million children without access to affordable health coverage, and that number could grow. The glitch in the law could be easily fixed by the president or Congress, but despite recent efforts, the problem persists.

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Telehealth has the potential to lessen physician shortages in rural areas and deliver care to those unable to travel. Proponents hail its efficiency. Why then has it been so hard to harness new technologies to expand care to areas and groups in desperate need?

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After Obamacare's passage, California expanded its Medicaid benefits to allow those with mild to moderate mental health problems to receive care. But as the state's Medicaid numbers surge, some say there aren't enough providers to meet the rising demand.

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Whole Foods CEO John Mackey, an outspoken critic of Obamacare, has touted the benefits of self-funded health insurance plans. But the company's own plan places limits on coverage such that families with autistic children are often forced shoulder the costs of treatment.

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Of the many projections made about the Affordable Care Act, one number stands out among the rest: 62 million. That’s the number of individuals who will gain mental health and substance abuse coverage under the ACA.

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Akron, Ohio's Accountable Care Community has brought together a coalition of partners to reduce the number of residents suffering from chronic disease and treatment costs. Similarly, nonprofit hospitals elsewhere can do much more to improve the health of entire communities.

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Are patients more likely to comparison shop when states increase pricing transparency? A recent report found that while New Hampshire's effort was effective in highlighting price gaps between providers, consumer response was tepid and costs didn't go down.

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In the Health Leads program, physicians and health care providers “prescribe” basic resources to their patients such as food, housing, electricity, heating, even job training. The emerging model represents a shift in the way we think about health and the social factors that shape it.

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In a region hobbled by the country's worst air pollution, high obesity rates, and lack of culturally sensitive doctors, Vida en el Valle will take a look at what immediate impacts the Affordable Care Act will have in the San Joaquin Valley.

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