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Las familias completas podrían tener acceso al Medicaid en Nevada si el gobernador firma la ley. Foto: Departamento de Salud y Recursos Humanos de Nevada.

Nevada’s “Medicaid for All.”

WEDNESDAY, JUNE 14 PROGRAM # 8088 12:00 PM PST. Nevada’s “Medicaid for All.” Nevada’s legislature passed an ambitious bill known as Nevada Care Plan, which would allow anyone without health insurance to buy into the state’s Medicaid, the public health care plan for the poor. This is the first bill in the country to expand […]

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Mayra Álvarez, Presidenta de The Children Partnership, frente hospital general de Los Ángeles.

California Could Offer Healthcare to Undocumented Youth up to Age 26

California’s legislature is considering a bill that would expand the law allowing undocumented children access to health insurance through the public program known as Medi-Cal to include young people up to age 26.

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(Español) Medicaid para todos se abre camino en Nevada

(Español) Actualmente Trump y los republicanos buscan recortes masivos en el financiamiento de Medicaid, “en parte mediante la imposición de un tope permanente por persona, en las asignaciones federales a los estados”.

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California Could Become First State To Extend Medi-Cal To Undocumented Young Adults

Health Access, a Sacramento-based advocacy group, estimates that anywhere from 50,000 to 80,000 young adults without papers might enroll in Medi-Cal were the expansion to be approved.

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Trump Budget.

THURSDAY, JUNE 1 PROGRAM # 8079 12:00 PM PT Trump Budget. President Trump’s budget plan, which would cut the taxes for millionaires and make deep cuts to social spending, is a threat against the economy of the Latino family, according to social leaders. Also, a new report says the House Republican health bill would leave […]

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Luis Bautista, an internist at Bautista Medical Center in Fresno, Calif., examines Kathy Macias, 53, while her mother, Connie Hernandez, 72, waits to be seen on February 8, 2017. Bautista says the majority of his patients are afraid of losing the health insurance they received under the Affordable Care Act. (Heidi de Marco/KHN)

California’s New Single-Payer Proposal Embraces Some Costly Old Ways

The legislation would revive the age-old practice of paying providers for every service they perform — a recipe for a busted budget, some experts say. Backers say the bill is a work in progress.

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Estudiantes y organizadores de la comunidad abogaron con el Centro Laboral de UCLA por un proyecto de ley de salud, SB 1005, en una manifestación en Sacramento, California la semana pasada. Sus esfuerzos forman parte de una campaña para ampliar el acceso a la atención de la salud para los indocumentados. (California Immigrant Policy Center)

CA Could Be 1st to Expand Medicaid for Undocumented Young Adults

Health Access, a Sacramento-based advocacy group, estimates that anywhere from 50,000 to 80,000 young adults without papers might enroll in Medi-Cal were the expansion to be approved.

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(Español) Ninguna persona asegurada debe perder su cobertura de salud

(Español) El proyecto de ley de la Cámara de Representantes para la presunta reforma al sector salud “es una noticia que no es aceptable para nadie. Tenemos que trabajar para que todo el mundo pueda tener seguro; es allí donde debe comenzar cualquier discusión”.

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(Español) Política tóxica de Washington mina la inscripción de menores al sistema de salud

(Español) El clima tóxico que emana de Washington ha infundido un gran temor en las familias inmigrantes también en California.

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Rafael spends time with his daughters. The fear of deportation has limited the family’s time outdoors. (Heidi de Marco/KHN)

Who Will Care For Abril? Parents Fear For Their Disabled Child If They Are Deported

Rafael and Sonia say they wouldn’t be able to get the same financial support for Abril’s care in Mexico. Medi-Cal and California Children’s Services pay for the expensive equipment and medication that keep Abril alive — but only here in the U.S. Together, Abril’s three seizure medications cost about $5,000 a month, an amount they say they cannot possibly afford on their own.

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