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Fuente de Agua4All instalada en un parque de Lamont. Foto: Rubén Tapia.

Drinking Fountains Installed to Fight Obesity

Concerned about the lack of clean drinking water in many rural areas of California, a coalition of organizations is installing drinking fountains of filtered water in certain communities.

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Posted in Homepage Feature, Youth, Environment, Health |
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Food as Medicine.

MONDAY, JULY 27. PROGRAM # 7573 12:00 PM PT Food as Medicine. A conversation with a leader in preventive and integrative medicine about common modern diseases that result from obesity, such as diabetes and heart disease, and how to prevent them and treat them by using the food plate as a medicine. Guest: Dr. Jorge […]

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Posted in Latinos, Línea Abierta, Health |
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Access to Health Care.

THURSDAY, JULY 16. PROGRAM # 7566 12:00 PM PT Access to Health Care. The open enrollment period to sign up for health insurance under ACA closed in February, but many can still enroll under the special enrollment rules. Learn who and how. Other topics of conversation in this program include the ramifications of the US […]

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Posted in Línea Abierta, Política, Health |
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Ban on Trans Fats.

WEDNESDAY, JULY 15. PROGRAM # 7565 12:00 PM PT Ban on Trans Fats. The US food authority gave the food industry three years to end the use of trans fats in the food supply. Trans fats are recognized as a major contributor to artery clogging and heart disease, and are seen as more dangerous than […]

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Posted in Línea Abierta, Health |
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(Español) Ratifica la Suprema los subsidios de la ley de salud

(Español) La corte dictaminó por amplia mayoría de 6 a 3 que la ley ACA no limita los subsidios sólo a los estados que establezcan su propio mercado de seguros de salud. Esta es la segunda vez en tres años que el máximo tribunal dicta en contra de la impugnación a la ley.

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Supreme Court and Health Care Subsidies.

WEDNESDAY, JUNE 24. PROGRAM # 7550 12:00 PM PT Supreme Court and Health Care Subsidies. The U.S. Supreme Court is expected to announce this week a decision on the case King v. Burwell, challenging the legality of health care subsidies. What’s at stake for the Affordable Care Act and consumers? Who would be affected if […]

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Posted in Economy & Labor, Línea Abierta, Política, Health |
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(Español) Suprema Corte, Obamacare y elecciones

(Español) Entre tanto, de 34 estados que utilizan el intercambio de seguros federal, Pennsylvania y Delaware son los mejor preparados, dice un reporte de The New York Times. Ellos han presentado planes detallados para la creación de sus propias bolsas, para el próximo año; una medida que busca mantener los subsidios que fluyen a sus residentes, aunque posiblemente con una interrupción.

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Pancarta de la campana para presionar al gobernador de California Jerry Brown.

California Extends Health Insurance to Undocumented Minors

(Español) “California es el primer estado en habar logrado esto y esperamos que otros estados sigan nuestro paso”, dice Lorena Sánchez, coordinadora de programas de salud de la organización Children’s Defense Fund. Según sus cálculos, 170 mil niños indocumentados en California podrán ahora tener seguro médico.

Posted in Homepage Feature, Immigration, Health |
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Tackling Child Care Crisis.

THURSDAY, JUNE 18. PROGRAM # 7546 12:00 PM PT Tackling Child Care Crisis. In an effort to tackle the crisis in the health care system in California, the governor and leaders in the Legislature agreed to increase support to expand access to child care for low-income families in the state. In addition, the state assembly […]

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Posted in Education, Línea Abierta, Política, Health |
Luzita Pineda atiende niña María Pérez.. Foto: Rubén Tapia

Why More People Are Visiting the Dentist in California

Many more kids in California now receive dental care than did ten years ago. That’s what one study says, attributing it in part to an expansion of California’s Medicaid program, known as Medi-Cal, public health insurance for low-income residents. And not only children, but also more adults are going to see the dentist, according to our reporter Rubén Tapia, who spoke with a few new patients at the Romero community clinic in Los Angeles.

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