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A yearlong effort to obtain basic Medicaid provider data in L.A. was rebuffed. Some health care leaders shut their doors gently. Others slammed them shut.
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Rates of PTSD soar among Central City children, yet state budget cuts prevent access to mental health care.
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The expansion of Medicaid has been key to getting more homeless people permanently housed in Los Angeles and beyond.
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After a near-fatal illness, columnist Trudy Lieberman returns with renewed conviction on how essential health coverage is for all Americans.
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The Trump administration's recent efforts to shrink the social safety net will only make treating the real drivers of health harder.
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What to do when history supersedes the thrust of your project?
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In California, Medicaid coverage among undocumented immigrants dropped, even as the broader Medicaid population grew. Experts say hostile political rhetoric is driving the dip.
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It's been nine years since Congress approved $40 billion in incentives to spur adoption of electronic medical records. What have we achieved? Rampant frustration among docs and patients, for starters.
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“What is unique at this time is that the difference between what the private sector is paying and what the public sector is paying for health care is starting to diverge,” says John Hopkins' Gerard Anderson.
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“This is just such a powerful but elegantly simple intervention,” said the lead researcher behind a recent study that used parent mentors to enroll families in Medicaid and CHIP coverage.

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