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José Manuel Salinas, from Acapulco, Mexico, holds his friend’s baby as he waits to be seen by a nurse. Salinas says it took him about a month of walking and hitchhiking to reach the border town of Tijuana. He had been fighting a cold for about two weeks, he says.

Migrants Receive Medical Care in a Crowded Shelter in Tijuana

Hundreds of Central American migrants are cramming improvised shelters in the border city of Tijuana.

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Senador demócrata de Carmel, California, Bill Monning muestra la cantidad de azúcar en una botella de 20 onzas de Coca-Cola. Monning está impulsando una legislación que pondría etiquetas de advertencia de salud en las bebidas azucaradas. Describe a la industria de los refrescos como una gran influencia en la política de California. Foto: Samantha Young / Kaiser Health News

Big Soda Pours Big Bucks Into California’s Capitol

(Español) Monning aseguró que la industria de los refrescos es un adversario formidable. Muchos colegas le dicen que no pueden votar por una legislación que afectaría las ventas porque tienen un distribuidor en su distrito.

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Dr. José Manuel de la Rosa writes a prescription at a makeshift clinic in an old warehouse in El Paso. (Anna Maria Barry-Jester/California Healthline).

On The Border, Volunteer Doctors Struggle To Provide Stopgap Care To Immigrants

Meliza’s mom, Magdalena, told the doctor it started with one little bump. Then two. In no time, the 5-year-old’s legs were swollen and red from the knees down.

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(Español) Sin seguro y sin documentos, paciente enfrenta incierto futuro

Uninsured and Undocumented, Patient Faces Uncertain Future – In Phoenix, a low-income Mexican worker who survived a stroke thanks to the timely intervention of a local hospital’s emergency team now faces even more daunting challenges.

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(Español) Pasa en la cámara baja el proyecto de Ley de Violencia contra la Mujer. Le queda el Senado

(Español) Por lo pronto, es incierto el futuro de esta Ley de Violencia contra la Mujer. No está claro cómo se llevarán a cabo las nuevas disposiciones sobre armas de fuego en el Senado, en donde muchos de sus miembros reciben contribuciones del NRA.

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Monsanto’s Roundup Linked to Cancer. Also, The Renewed Battle Around Obamacare.

WEDNESDAY, APRIL 3 PROGRAM # 8577 12:00 PM PT Monsanto’s Roundup Linked to Cancer. Agrochemical giant Monsanto was ordered to pay 80 million in damages to a California man in a Roundup herbicide cancer case. This is the second verdict of its kind. Another Roundup trial is scheduled for this week. An analyst puts this […]

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(Español) Fiscales estatales republicanos piden a un juez rechazar la propuesta de derogar el Obamacare

(Español) Los procuradores de Ohio y Montana enviaron un amicus a la Corte de Apelaciones del 5to. Circuito, para que se revise la sentencia del juez de distrito en Texas, Reed O’Connor, que demandó a Obamacare a nombre de 20 estados.

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When Esteban Serrano injured his knee, his insurer, Aetna, covered the cost of his visit to an orthopedist and an X-ray, but only $52.59 of the cost of the brace. Serrano was left with a balance of $829.41.(Paula Andalo/KHN)

Price Of A Brace Brings Soccer Player To His Knees

After a sports injury, Esteban Serrano owed $829.41 for a knee brace purchased with insurance through his doctor’s office. The same kind of braces sell for less than $250 online, he says.

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(Español) Levantan un muro, pero para Trump y los ataques republicanos contra los más pobres

(Español) El juez Boasberg ya le había ordenado en una resolución en junio pasado al HHS que reevaluara el impacto del requisito de trabajo en Kentucky, porque no había considerado adecuadamente “si de hecho ayudaría al estado a proporcionar asistencia médica a sus ciudadanos… un objetivo central de Medicaid“.

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(Español) Tras 10 años de fallidos intentos, anuncia Trump querer derogar Obamacare

(Español) Cuando los demócratas pensaban cambiar su narrativa política, de la posibilidad de acusar legalmente al presidente Trump y eventualmente destituirlo, al exitoso discurso de extender el plan de atención médica costeable y reforzarlo, está administración declara la guerra otra vez al Obamacare.

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