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Uninsured Rate Remains Higher For Men

Jul 24, 2015

By Hannah Guzik Men remain less likely than women to have health insurance in the U.S., despite drops in the overall number of uninsured since the Affordable Care Act, new research shows. In October 2013, before the health reform expansion, 21.8 percen...

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Who Will Care For Me?

Jul 20, 2015

By Matt Perry

 

Nearly two-thirds of adults over 40 have no idea how they’ll pay for long-term care when they’ll need it.

That’s one of the dismal findings from a recent survey exploring the state of aging and caregiving.

More than half of those interviewed admitted they’d done virtually no planning for their long-term care needs.

The post...

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San Diego program shows value of housing first

Jul 20, 2015

By Marty Graham

Advocates for the homeless have long argued that the “housing first” model for moving homeless people into shelter and services without demanding that they change their behavior was not only more humane but also more likely to help people rebuild their lives, with the potential to improve their health and save...

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Latino Elders and Mental Health: Talk to Me… in Spanish

Jul 20, 2015

 

By Matt Perry

A swelling Latino population in California has meant rising numbers of Latino elders and, with them, a growing movement to support their mental health needs.

Yet the movement faces a huge obstacle: Latinos don’t typically seek out help for behavioral health concerns.

“In our culture we have an unspoken attitude that you’re supposed...

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Health Care Hurdles for the Disabled

Jul 19, 2015

By Jessica Portner

From Urban to Rural California, the Disabled Face Limited Access to Care

Yvette Baptiste’s son Andrew was born with Klippel-Feil syndrome, a bone disorder where the neck vertebrae are fused, causing pain and limiting movement.

But even though Baptiste, as the Executive Director of Eastern Los Angeles Family Resource Center, was a seasoned health...

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Need to Know

Jul 19, 2015

By Hannah Guzik No small victory for people with disabilities. Alaska will expand Medicaid, governor decides. Those with Medi-Cal face difficulty accessing care. Out-of-network costs lurk even at in-network hospitals. A report from the White House Conf...

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Those With Medi-Cal Face Difficulty Accessing Care

Jul 15, 2015

By Hannah Guzik

Californians enrolled in the state’s low-income insurance program have more difficulty accessing health care than those with employer-sponsored insurance, a new study has found. The coverage gap was the greatest for people living in rural or suburban areas and for certain racial and ethnic groups.

Adults with Medi-Cal were more than twice as...

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Community Colleges Coming Live to California Prisons

Jul 14, 2015

 

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By Lynn Graebner

Bryan Hirayama, an assistant professor at Bakersfield Community College, made a little bit of history this year. He became one of the first community college professors to teach inside a California state prison in roughly the last 20 years.

Hirayama’s communications course at Kern Valley State Prison last spring led the way...

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Aging Initiatives and Reality Checks: The White House Conference on Aging

Jul 14, 2015

 By Matt Perry

 

When AARP’s Jo Ann Jenkins announced it was time to “disrupt aging” and view the elder years as one of life’s most positive phases, she spotlighted the great expectations for Monday’s White House Conference on Aging.

The much-anticipated conference, held at the White House once a decade, addressed a variety of critical topics...

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No Small Victory for Disabled

Jul 13, 2015

By Jessica Portner Creating a welcoming medical home for adults and children with developmental disabilities is what compelled Alicia Bazzano and her husband -- both pediatricians, and parents to a special needs child -- to co-found the clinic two year...

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