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Michelle Doty Cabrera, directora de Políticas de Salud del SEIU: Foto Digital Democracy

With Single-Payer Health Plan Blocked, Debate Continues in California

Amid efforts by Republicans in Washington to end the current national healthcare system, in California, debate heats up over a single-payer healthcare plan that would make the state the first to establish the model.

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Five Powerful Reasons Why The Republican Health Project Failed

McConnell added that the Senate would vote early next week on a plan, originally passed in 2015 and vetoed by President Barack Obama, which would repeal parts of the health bill.

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Brenda Aldana, de 34 años, durante su cita mensual en el Clinical Center de los NIH, en junio, en la que recibe medicación intravenosa para tratar su artritis. Aldana fue diagnosticada con lupus hace nueve años y participa de un estudio médico. (Paula Andalo/KHN).

Latinos Left Out Of Clinical Trials … And Possible Cures

“In a medical study, instead of having the opinion of a single doctor, you’ll get the opinion of a group of highly qualified doctors who can say, ‘This is good for people like you,’” Brawley said. The American Cancer Society has an information service to help patients find clinical trials that match their medical condition. This service is also available in Spanish.

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New Senate Republicans Health Bill. Also, Coverage for All Kids in Oregon.

MONDAY, JULY 17 PROGRAM # 8111 12:00 PM PST. New Senate Republicans Health Bill. Under pressure from president Trump to pass a health-care bill, Senate Republican leaders released a revised health-care plan to repeal and replace ACA, keeping in place the controversial spending cuts to Medicaid. They had scheduled a vote on the revised bill […]

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Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) speaks following a closed-door Senate GOP conference meeting on Capitol Hill on June 27, 2017. Senate Republicans announced they will delay a vote on their health care bill until after the July 4 recess.

(Español) ¿Votarán los republicanos esta vez por su plan de salud revisado?

(Español) Pero en un intento intimidatorio tal vez, el propio McConnell advirtió a sus colegas republicanos que si su proyecto no pasa en esta ocasión, no les va a quedar otra que trabajar con los demócratas del Congreso para mejorar el Obamacare.

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Alberto Moreno, con la mano levantada, durante una de las movilizaciones en las escalinatas del Capitolio estatal de Oregon.

Oregon to Offer Healthcare to Undocumented Children

Oregon’s House of Representatives approved legislation last week called “Cover All Kids,” a program that would provide medical services to the more than 17,000 undocumented children estimated to be living in the state.

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(Español) La era Trump estrecha lazos de Washington con tabacaleras

(Español) También existe la preocupación de que la mayoría en riesgo son los ciudadanos más pobres y más vulnerables cuya cobertura de seguro médico podría ser debilitada por las reformas republicanas.

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(Español) “Nuevo” plan de salud republicano, podría develarse hoy

(Español) Por su parte, el plan de Indivisible implica bastante trabajo y fuerte; pero el peligro que se cierne sobre decenas de millones de derechohabientes lo justifica. Pacientes que por cierto muchos de ellos nunca habían tenido cobertura que velara por su salud, a pesar de trabajar y pagar impuestos toda una vida.

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Tom Saenz, MALDEF president and chief lawyer, speaks at a press conference in Los Angeles on July 12. (Courtesy of SEIU-UHW)

California Sued For Allegedly Substandard Medi-Cal Care

Saenz said that while boosting Medi-Cal provider rates is an essential part of improving access to care for Medi-Cal patients, it is not the entire solution. There are also systemic and administrative hurdles to overcome, he said. They include long application processing times and the challenge of ensuring that physicians and specialists have the capacity to see new patients, he said.

There is also a big question mark hanging over the whole Medi-Cal program, given efforts in Congress to cut Medicaid funding and roll back the program’s expansion under Obamacare. Saenz said that it is difficult at this point to assess how such changes would affect California’s ability to improve access and quality of care for its Medi-Cal population.

Ana B. Ibarra: aibarra@kff.org, @ab_ibarra

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No Gimmick Diet.

WEDNESDAY, JULY 12 PROGRAM # 8108 12:00 PM PST. No Gimmick Diet. The author of several health-advice books now guides readers on how to lose weight, keep it off, and be healthier. In her new book, “The New No Gimmick Diet,” the influential healthcare leader tells about her personal story, reviews science and invites us […]

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