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A young man had been assaulted the night before while riding his bike in LA. He had no medical insurance and declined care at the scene, fearing deportation more than his pain.
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 Are there better ways to help women suffering from domestic violence and maternal depression? Forward-thinking providers and programs located at LAC+USC Medical Center are trying new approaches.
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The tide of ER visits rose in Southern California after Obamacare became law, growing about 27 percent from 2010 to 2016.
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At one of the busiest public hospitals in the nation, doctors are making a big push to better address the underlying forces shaping health.
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At LAC+USC Medical Center, primary care doctors now routinely ask patients about things such as food, housing and mental health, with teams of providers ready to connect them to services.
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Juan was homeless and struggling with alcoholism before a team of health care providers at LAC+USC were finally able to put him on a new path. It's part of a new approach to treating the whole patient at the county's largest hospital.
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How has the Affordable Care Act changed life in the ER, and what might the new Republican plan signal for safety net hospitals? The LAC+USC Medical Center offers some clues.

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