Tag Archives: Federal Health Care Reform

Second Opinion: Does Mom Qualify For Obamacare With A Green Card?

Paula Miranda asks whether her mom, who is from the Philippines but resides legally in the United States, will benefit from the Affordable Care Act. | Video Credit: John Rosman, KPBS By Megan Burks The most recent poll from the … Continue reading

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Tweet City Heights: City Can No Longer Afford Added Library Hours

By Megan Burks City Can No Longer Afford Added Library Hours The city’s pension board made an unexpected decision last week. It won’t reduce the city’s pension bill despite a five-year labor deal the mayor thought would yield instant savings. … Continue reading

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Tweet City Heights: One in Five U.S. Children Has Mental Disorder

By Megan Burks One in Five U.S. Children Has Mental Disorder A recent Centers for Disease Control study says one in five U.S. children has experienced a mental disorder in any given year. Attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder was the most common, followed … Continue reading

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A Clinical Trial to Lure Doctors Where They’re Needed

A City Heights clinic is starting a residency program to help lure new doctors away from hospitals and specialty care. | Video Credit: Brian Myers, Media Arts Center San Diego By Megan Burks A Clinical Trial to Lure Doctors Where … Continue reading

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Health Exchange Announces Benefit Plan Choices

By Kenny Goldberg Californians can now get an estimate of what health insurance might cost next year when the affordable care act fully kicks in. The Covered California website offers a wealth of information. The website spells out the copays … Continue reading

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California Endowment Pledges Funds to Help Undocumented Get Health Care

By Megan Burks On the heels of Gov. Jerry Brown’s proposal to spend $350 million implementing federal health reform in California comes another announcement. The California Endowment announced Thursday it has pledged $225 million toward implementing the Affordable Care Act. … Continue reading

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School Clinics Keep Students Healthy and In Class: Teen Producers Video

City Height’s newest school clinic at Monroe Clark middle school is helping students get quality health care. School administrators say the effort helps keep attendance levels and academic achievement high because healthy students are more likely to show up to … Continue reading

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Health Providers Speaking a Common Language on Interpretation

The children of East African refugees in City Heights watch their mothers present on the need for better medical interpretation. Often, medical providers and patients call on English-speaking children to interpret at doctors appointments. | Photo Credit: Megan Burks By … Continue reading

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Familias Con Múltiple Estatus Migratorio Piden una Reforma de Salud

La reforma Federal de Salud dejará fuera dos millones de inmigrantes indocumentados en California | Photo por Brian Myers Por Heather Boerner Traducción facilitada por El Latino Click here to read it in English Cuando Norma Navarro lleva a sus … Continue reading

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Weighing the Pros and Cons of Expanding Medi-Cal

Gary Rotto, the director of health policy for Council of Community Clinics San Diego, and Jorge Riquelme, executive director of the Bayside Community Center in Linda Vista, talk to KPBS the pros and cons of expanding Medi-Cal in California. By … Continue reading

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