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Health Care and Tax Relief.

THURSDAY, JUNE 14 PROGRAM # 8359 12:00 PM PT Health Care and Tax Relief. In the latest challenge to the Affordable Care Act, the Trump administration urges the courts to end the Obamacare rule that requires insurers to provide coverage for the sick, claiming protections for preexisting conditions are unconstitutional. Texas and several Republican states […]

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Recognizing Suicide Risk.

MONDAY, JUNE 11 PROGRAM # 8356 12:00 PM PT Recognizing Suicide Risk. The suicide deaths of chef and TV celebrity Anthony Bourdain and fashion designer Kate Spade have catapulted this public health crisis to the nation’s headlines. Suicide behaviors have increased among Latinos, especially female teens. Experts comment on the case of the recent suicide […]

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(Español) Demandan a EPA por no proteger la salud de campesinos y si los beneficios corporativos

(Español) “Esta es una más de las 85 demandas que Earthjustice ha presentado en contra de la Administración Trump y su EPA, que en diciembre anunció su intención de desmantelar las salvaguardas federales para pesticidas”, dijo la organización de derecho ambiental.

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(Español) Senado de Virginia aprueba expansión del Medicaid para 400 mil pobres

(Español) “El Director de la Oficina de Administración y Presupuesto de la Casa Blanca, Mick Mulvaney había conminado a Virginia en marzo a no buscar la expansión, arguyendo que era insostenible y que la administración federal está comprometida a abordarla”.

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(Español) Ineficiente y fraudulenta la privatización del Medicaid en Iowa: candidatos a gobernador

(Español) Críticos de la privatizació dicen que dicho cambio más bien ha llevado a “recortes en los servicios para los miembros del Medicaid, y a cuentas impagas a las agencias que brindan su atención”. Y son escépticos de que la gestión privada del programa ahorre dinero a los contribuyentes.

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Marnobia Juárez llegó a Estados Unidos desde Guatemala y vive en Maryland. Ella sueña con obtener su tarjeta de residencia, pero cada vez tiene más preocupaciones de que no sucederá bajo la política de Trump. Juárez fue diagnosticado con cáncer de mama en 2014 y recibe atención médica a través de un programa estatal de salud. (Foto: Paula Andalo / KHN)

Under Trump Proposal, Lawful Immigrants Might Be Inclined To Shun Health Benefits

A proposed change in immigration policy from the Trump administration could make it more difficult for immigrants to obtain a green card if family members use Medicaid or other government benefits for medical care. The “chilling effects” of the draft proposal already are being felt in California community health centers, one official said.

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(Español) A la discreta, envía Trump al Congreso un paquete para recortar a Medicaid y Medicare

(Español) No hay forma de saber si los planes de Trump ganarán fuerza en el Congreso. Pero si se promulgan límites de financiamiento, eso puede allanar el camino para las revisiones de Medicare y la Seguridad Social, que enfrentan graves deficiencias financieras.

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La farmacia en la cárcel del condado de Los Ángeles, vista aquí en enero de 2018, dispensa medicinas a los reclusos. (Heidi de Marco / California Healthline)

Use Of Psychiatric Drugs Soars In California Jails

In addition to trying to improve treatment inside the jails, Los Angeles and San Diego county officials say they are working more closely with community organizations to ensure inmates with mental illness get the services they need after their release.

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Gubernatorial Hopefuls Look To Health Care For Election Edge

Health care is a significant, and often divisive, issue in the race. Here’s a look at where the top six candidates — two Republicans and four Democrats — stand.

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Bonnie Castillo leads nurses to the south steps of the state Capitol on May 1 to meet with legislators, just days ahead of National Nurses Week. (Ana B. Ibarra/California Healthline)

Longtime ‘Fighter’ Lands Top Spot In Powerful Nurses Union

Registered nurse Bonnie Castillo is the new executive director of the California Nurses Association, a raucous union that has been pushing — loudly — for the adoption of a government-run, single-payer health care system in the Golden State.

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