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Covered California Enrollment Deadline Approaching

By Megan Burks Listen to Covered California spokewoman Lizelda Lopez take questions on KPBS Midday Edition The deadline to sign up for health insurance through the state’s health insurance exchange, Covered California, is March 31. Americans can sign up through … Continue reading

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San Diego Exceeds Covered California Enrollment Goals

By Dwane Brown More people in San Diego have signed up for the state healthcare exchange than was projected for the county. Covered California is in the final stretch of the enrollment period, with a goal to sign up 2 … Continue reading

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Report: Nearly 500,000 Working San Diegans Have No Paid Sick-Leave

By Megan Burke, Maureen Cavanaugh and Peggy Pico It’s still flu-season in San Diego, and many businesses tell employees to stay home if they’re feeling sick to keep the workplace healthy. But what if you’re not paid when you take … Continue reading

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Study Reveals Most Latinos Have Two or More Risk Factors for Heart Disease

By Kenny Goldberg The nation’s largest study of Latino health reveals most Hispanics have a high profile for heart disease. The study involves more than 16,000 Latinos nationwide. Participants were recruited in San Diego, Miami, the Bronx and Chicago. The … Continue reading

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East African San Diegans Get Health Care Screening

Health advocates and community activists provided health screening in City Heights on Friday for members of the East African community. By Erik Anderson Health advocates and other community activists reached out to San Diego’s East African community in City Heights … Continue reading

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Latino Enrollment in Covered California Health Plans Picks Up

Photo Credit: Tarryn Mento, KPBS By Kenny Goldberg The latest enrollment numbers from Covered California show more than 625,000 people have signed up for new health insurance plans. Between Oct. 1 and mid-December, Latinos represented only 5 percent of total … Continue reading

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Immigrant Advocates See Health Care, Professional Licenses as Next Battle

By Jill Replogle Thanks to legislative victories in 2013, undocumented immigrants living in California can now practice law and will soon be able to get drivers licenses. Now, immigrant advocates hope to take advantage of Sacramento’s pro-immigrant climate to expand … Continue reading

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Doctors Praise Governor’s Move, But Say Medi-Cal Pay Still Too Low

By Kenny Goldberg California Gov. Jerry Brown’s proposed budget eliminates a planned 10 percent Medi-Cal payment cut that was to be retroactive to 2011. But it still preserves a 10 percent cut to Medi-Cal rates going forward. Approximately 8.5 million … Continue reading

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State Gets Failing Grade in Children’s Health

By Kenny Goldberg The report card measures how well California children are faring in three major areas: education, health and the welfare of foster youth. There are 27 categories in all, ranging from K-12 funding to obesity. Children Now President … Continue reading

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Covered California Releases Spanish-Language Enrollment Form

By Kenny Goldberg Enrollment in Covered California has skyrocketed the last few months, except among people whose primary language is Spanish. Spanish-speakers make up 29 percent of California’s population. But exchange officials said so far, that group makes up only … Continue reading

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