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María Hernández, dice que no le alcanza para comprarse un seguro médico, y que nunca ha tenido uno en los 16 años que lleva viviendo como indocumentada. Foto: Araceli Martínez.

Bill in California Would Allow Undocumented to Buy Obamacare Health Plans

his week a California law went into effect that expands the public health insurance program Medi-Cal to include undocumented children from low-income families. Meanwhile, the author of this historic law is back at it in the legislature with a bill that would allow adults without papers to buy health plans on the state insurance exchange Covered California.

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(Español) Empieza el Medi-Cal completo que incluye a niños indocumentados

(Español) Esta ley ha resultado del arduo trabajo de una amplia coalición de organizaciones estatales que luchan por el derecho a la salud en compañía de agrupaciones pro inmigrantes.

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Medi-Cal for Undocumented Kids Starts.

WEDNESDAY, MAY 18. PROGRAM # 7785 12:00 PM PT Medi-Cal for Undocumented Kids Starts. Enrollment in full Medi-Cal for low-income undocumented children begins this week, under the new Health for All Kids law. California becomes the largest state to provide health care to all low-income children, including the undocumented. In this program, impacted families talk […]

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California Mothers Call for More Pesticide Restrictions

Children who live and work near agricultural fields in California have a much higher risk than others of getting cancer, autism, or neurological illnesses because of their higher exposure to dangerous pesticides. That’s according to a new study, which also revealed that, at least two years ago, the fields in Fresno and Kern counties were sprayed with the largest amount of pesticides.

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100 Days Without Soda or Junk Food

How hard would it be for you to stop drinking soda or junk food for 100 days? Hundreds of people in Kern County, in the south of California’s Central Valley, did just that, and also took on the challenge to do exercise during that time. In their county, 6 out of 10 residents are overweight.

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Five on Hunger Strike to Protest Police Racism

Five Latino and African-American residents of San Francisco went on hunger strike April 21st, to protest the racism of the city’s police, and the death, in the last three years, of four Black and Latino people shot by police.

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(Español) Colorado lanza iniciativa para una suerte de sistema de salud universal

(Español) Si la respuesta en las urnas es positiva, el referido nuevo sistema de salud comenzaría a operar en 2019, y se convertiría en una cooperativa mayor que compañías como Nike y American Express, según el Instituto de Salud de Colorado. El sistema contaría con una mesa de directores de 21 personas, que establecerían los beneficios del usuario y los presupuestos.

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California Inaugurates Health Plan for Undocumented Minors

This weekend, California will be one step closer to having healtheir children. On May 1st, the Health for All law goes into effect, expanding the state health insurance, Medi-Cal, and offering complete coverage to undocumented minors who qualify.

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UN on Drugs: Prohibitionists vs. Reformists.

THURSDAY, APRIL 28. PROGRAM # 7771 12:00 PM PT UN on Drugs: Prohibitionists vs. Reformists. The United Nations held a special session on drugs, called for Mexico, Colombia and Guatemala. During the four-day session, world leaders were clearly divided. While most countries support the current international drug war, and some even push for the death […]

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Medi-Cal: Woes. Medi-Cal: Hopes.

WEDNESDAY, APRIL 27. PROGRAM # 7770 12:00 PM PT Medi-Cal: Woes. Latino Medi-Cal recipients and civil rights lawyers have filed a complaint against the public health program Medi-Cal alleging that the shortage of doctors willing to see Medi-Cal patients are making it hard for Latinos to access health care services. This is a conversation with […]

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