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A sign points the way to the emergency room at Palomar Medical Center Escondido.

San Diego Hospitals Challenged by Jump in ER Use

ER visits rose 18% from 2012 to 2017, posing financial and operational difficulties.
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An undocumented Fresno woman who gave her name as "Raquel" walks outside her home.

Undocumented immigrants go without health care for fear of public charge proposal

The Trump administration’s proposal to broaden the definition of ‘public charge’; or a burden on U.S. taxpayers, has already stopped many immigrants from using public health services for fear that such use will block them from a green card.
San Leandro, Calif., resident Bella Comelo, and her husband, Ernest, have written their living wills.

An India-West Special Report: As Death Approaches, Older Indian Americans Unprepared for the End

Discomfort with end-of-life care discussions is not uncommon among many older immigrants in the United States.
Gov. Gavin Newsom discusses his revised 2019-2020 state budget during a news conference Thursday, May 9, 2019 in Sacramento, CA

El plan para apuntalar el programa Obamacare surge como elemento clave en el debate entre los demócratas de California

¿La multa individual impuesta a las personas sin seguro de salud en California recaudaría los fondos suficientes para subsidiar un cuidado de salud más asequible?
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Patients left in the lurch as big health system and insurer duke it out in Pennsylvania

A long-running dispute between two major health care companies is coming to a head in western Pennsylvania, with consequences for future hospital-versus-insurer showdowns across the country.
Gil Garcia, who died of melanoma in 2013, holds his grandson Fernando Garcia.

Los ancianos indocumentados tienen una mínima posibilidad de recibir la atención de salud que necesitan mientras que el debate sobre la cobertura alcanza un punto de quiebre

Esta semana se someterán a debate tres propuestas sobre la ampliación del programa Medi-Cal a los inmigrantes indocumentados. La más reciente incluye a los ancianos, que si bien representan a un sector pequeño de la población indocumentada del estado, su necesidad de recibir cuidados médicos es alta
Evelyn West, great grandmother of Kee'Mayah West, 2nd grader, of North Braddock, Pa., dresses children at Great Start Day Care i

A fragmented Pittsburgh makes it harder for kids to climb out of crushing poverty

Some life journeys start at a good day care center and end at the heights of academia. Some journalistic journeys go the other way.


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