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By Mary Flynn
Experts say that the first five years of a child’s life will greatly impact their educational, social and economic futures.
However, California’s children of color – particularly African American and Latino children – suffer significant gaps when it comes to those early opportunities such as access to preschool.
The post East Oakland childcare...
By Linda Childers
A cutting-edge program run through the UC San Francisco School of Nursing is helping people with mental illness better manage all of their health needs.
Sheila* is a single, homeless woman in her 40’s with a long history of bipolar affective disorder, complicated at times by substance abuse and periods of homelessness.
By Hannah Guzik
The California office that handles complaints from people in the state’s low-income health program has seen its monthly caseload increase by 82 percent this year compared to 2013.
The Department of Health Care Services operates Medi-Cal, the state’s Medicaid program. The department’s Managed Care Ombudsman Office responds to complaints from Medi-Cal enrollees.
By Fran Kritz
A new study by researchers at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health finds that the more ailments a person has after retirement age, the shorter their life expectancy.
By Claudia Boyd-Barrett
Shortly after she began participating in California’s Welfare-to-Work program, Michele Marino began to think she was going crazy.
The single mother had just enrolled in a government cash-assistance program to help support herself and her two young sons, while she searched for a job and took classes at a community college.
“California state government awash in corruption, conflict of interest”
By Amy DePaul
Twenty-one-year-old Albert is a self-described transient who picks up odd jobs whenever possible. On this day in mid-July, he’s waiting to be picked up for day labor in Santa Ana.
By Daniel Weintraub
In the first full year under the federal Affordable Care Act, California led the nation – embracing the new law eagerly, implementing it quickly, and providing relatively robust choice with low premiums through a web site that, most of the time, actually worked.