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Need to Know

Apr 25, 2015

Check in every Monday for health and health care news you need to know. By Hannah Guzik Navigating the barriers to care is a challenge for the newly insured. A state bill removing vaccine exemptions clears a key hurdle. Five counties have no providers ...

The Vaccination Tipping Point

Apr 24, 2015

By Kellie Schmitt

Doctors told Stockton mom Meghan Brenner that the benefits of vaccination far outweighed the risks of side effects. Still, she couldn’t shake the nagging fear that her child, now 2, could be sickened by the shots. The former teacher, now a stay-at-home mom, knew a study linking vaccines with autism had been debunked....

Report: California Most Inclusive of Undocumented Immigrants But Health Disparities Still Exist

Apr 22, 2015

By Hannah Guzik California has more policies that protect the health of undocumented immigrants than anywhere else in the nation, but disparities still exist, according to a new report. UCLA researchers assessed the policies each state has that affect ...

Need to Know

Apr 19, 2015

Check in every Monday for health and health care news you need to know. By Hannah Guzik Finding solutions for food insecure seniors. About 40 percent of Californians delayed medical care due to cost last year. Barriers to care persist, despite the expa...

Increasing Income Would Improve Heath of Low- and Middle-Income Families

Apr 16, 2015

By Hannah Guzik The higher their income, the better health people report, so even slightly increasing income levels could have a significant effect on the wellbeing of the low- and middle-income families, according to a report released Monday. Researc...

Need to Know

Apr 13, 2015

Check in every Monday for health and health care news you need to know.

By Hannah Guzik

LA clinics are no longer a last resort. First in a series on Medi-Cal patients.
Lawmakers pitch bills to help undocumented immigrants.
The “Asian and Pacific Islander” category is too broad, legislator says.

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African-American Women in Rural Areas Have Lower Rates of Depression

Apr 9, 2015

By Hannah Guzik

African-American women who live in rural areas report lower rates of depression than their urban counterparts, but the opposite is true for white women, according to a new study.

The study, which examined data from a national survey, was published online yesterday in JAMA Psychiatry.

African-American women who live in urban areas reported more...

LA Clinics No Longer a Last Resort

Apr 6, 2015

First in a series of stories about how health care reform is affecting newly insured Medi-Cal patients.

By Robin Urevich

Before health reform, Los Angeles County clinics served people who had no other options—sick patients with no health insurance.

But as 2014 approached, county officials realized that many of their clients would become insured and choose...

Barriers to Care Persist Despite Expansion of Medi-Cal

Apr 6, 2015

Second in a series of stories about how health care reform is affecting newly insured Medi-Cal patients.

By Robin Urevich

The Affordable Care Act, with its promise of health care for most Americans, represents a welcome step forward for physicians who have cared for the uninsured.

Michael Core, a primary care doctor at The USC Eisner Clinic,...

Navigating Barriers to Care a Challenge for Newly Insured Patients

Apr 6, 2015

Third in a series of stories about how health care reform is affecting newly insured Medi-Cal patients.

By Robin Urevich

More than a year after the passage of the Affordable Care Act, nearly 13 million Californians are newly insured. But many of them still struggle to find doctors who will see them, especially the nearly...

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