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Fearing to Sign-Up for Health Care.

MONDAY, MAY 22 PROGRAM # 8071 12:00 PM PST. Fearing to Sign-Up for Health Care. Immigrant families are worrying about signing up or renew coverage for their undocumented children in Medi-Cal fearing their personal information may be used to deport them. About 190,000 kids enrolled in Medi-Cal after California passed the Health4AllKids law a year […]

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California, en 2014. La legislación propuesta requeriría de los centros de diálisis tener niveles mínimos de personal más frecuentes en el cuidado de los pacientes y los controles estatales. (Foto: CHL / Irfan Khan / Los Angeles Times a través de Getty Images)

California Bill Addresses Safety Concerns At Dialysis Clinics

Giraldo Garcia gets dialysis at a DaVita dialysis clinic in Inglewood, Calif., in 2014. Proposed legislation would require dialysis centers to have minimum staffing levels, longer intervals between patients and more frequent state inspections. (Irfan Khan/Los Angeles Times via Getty Images)

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The Health Care Vote.

THURSDAY, MAY 11 PROGRAM # 8064 12:00 PM PT The Health Care Vote. After a controversial health care bill was narrowly passed in the House, Republican congressmembers from California go back home on recess to face angry constituents. At least seven of those Republicans who voted for the bill are now in trouble, over questions […]

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(Español) Demócratas en California contestan preguntas sobre AHCA a votantes republicanos que reúsan hacerlo

(Español) Como se recordará, un congresista de otro estado se atrevió a decir en una asamblea popular con sus electores que “nadie se ha muerto por no tener acceso a un seguro de salud”, lo que enfureció a esa audiencia.

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Debra Ramacher es directora ejecutiva de Wisconsin Family Ties, una organización para familias de niños con trastornos emocionales, conductuales y mentales. Su hija Maya, de 20 años, representada en 2015, tiene parálisis cerebral, epilepsia y otras discapacidades significativas. (Cortesía de la familia Ramacher).

Severe Shortage Of Home Health Workers Robs Thousands Of Proper Care

The emerging crisis is driven by low wages — around $10 an hour, mostly funded by state Medicaid programs — and a shrinking pool of workers willing to perform this physically and emotionally demanding work: helping people get in and out of bed, go to the bathroom, shower, eat, participate in activities, and often dealing with challenging behaviors.

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The House’s Health Care Repeal Bill.

MONDAY, MAY 8 PROGRAM # 8061 12:00 PM PST. The House’s Health Care Repeal Bill. House Republicans passed a controversial bill to repeal and replace the Affordable Care Act. The new bill, called the American Health Care Act, would impose a massive cut to Medicaid, weaken protections for people with pre-existing conditions, and cut taxes […]

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(Español) Derogar la ley de salud vigente hiere el crecimiento económico

(Español) Hay pocos beneficios para las economías locales en el proyecto de ley, Trumpcare, y que “desde el punto de vista individual, financieramente hiere a la economía de los pobres… Los hospitales en particular han sido capaces de crecer en los últimos años, con más de sus pacientes ahora cubiertos por Medicaid o por un seguro comprado en los nuevos intercambios”.

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James McLelland se apoya en un ventilador para mantenese vivo cuando duerme por la noche. (Cortesía de la familia McLelland).

California’s GOP Congressmen Could Pay Politically For ACA Repeal Vote

Some political analysts and community advocates say members of California’s Republican congressional delegation, which voted unanimously for the House bill, could be haunted at the polls.

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How To Ease The Financial Pain Of High-Deductible Health Plans

You might save money on premiums with a high-deductible health plan only to find you’re spending more on the back end. These tips will help you minimize your expenses for medical treatment and prescriptions.

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(Español) Proyecto de salud republicano: 5 discusiones para seguir de cerca

With a slim margin, Senate Republicans must tread a fine line to pass their health replacement bill.

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