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Young Refugees Learn Weaving From Their Elders

About 1,800 refugees from Burma live in San Diego County. For older refugees, who have a harder time learning English, they can become isolated. A class called Homespun, where elders teach the traditional art of weaving, helps the young and … Continue reading

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Complaints Alleging Poor Access to Care Prompt Medi-Cal Audit

By Kenny Goldberg More than 7 million people who have Medi-Cal coverage are enrolled in managed care plans. Lawmakers have ordered an audit because they say they’ve received numerous complaints from Medi-Cal patients who are having trouble getting care. California … Continue reading

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Doctors Not Inundated With Newly Insured Patients

By Kenny Goldberg Millions of previously uninsured Americans now have coverage thanks to Obamacare. But a new report finds most doctors haven’t seen a surge in new patient visits. The study comes from Athenahealth, a company that provides care coordination … Continue reading

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State Officials Pledge to Reduce Medi-Cal Backlog

By Kenny Goldberg California officials have laid out their plans to cut a backlog of Medi-Cal applications in a letter to the federal government. Officials say they’re concentrating on fixing computer problems that have hindered the efforts of county eligibility … Continue reading

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Long Summer Days Challenging for San Diego Muslims Fasting for Ramadan

The sun sets over the Pacific Ocean off the coast of San Diego. | Photo Credit: Hodja, FLICKR By Megan Burks San Diego Muslims began fasting from sunup to sundown Saturday for Ramadan. The Islamic holy month follows the lunar … Continue reading

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Covered California Drops Ball With Non-English Speakers, Report Says

By Kenny Goldberg The report from the non-profit Greenlining Institute says Covered California deserves praise for enrolling 1.4 million people in new health coverage. But the Institute’s Jordan Medina said the exchange’s website was primarily designed for people who speak … Continue reading

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Defensores de refugiados en San Diego solicitan más intérpretes médicos

Eric Le se dirige a los reporteros en el Ayuntamiento de San Diego para hablar acerca de la necesidad de tener más intérpretes médicos en el Condado de San Diego, 9 de junio de 2014. | Photo por Susan Murphy … Continue reading

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Refugee Experience Drives Nile Sisters

The Nile Sisters Development Initiative includes Lula Bom, Yu Yu Khaing, Nancy Martey and founder Elizabeth Lou. | Photo Credit: Adam Ward By Adam Ward Elizabeth Lou, founder of Nile Sisters Development Initiative, arrived in the United States in 1999 … Continue reading

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Experiencia de los Refugiados es la Inspiración de Nile Sisters

La Iniciativa para el Desarrollo Nile Sisters incluye Lula Bom, Yu Yu Khaing, Nancy Martey y a la fundadora Elizabeth Lou. | Photo por Adam Ward Por Adam Ward Elizabeth Lou, fundadora de la Iniciativa para el Desarrollo Nile Sisters … Continue reading

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San Diego Refugees, Advocates Call for More Medical Interpreters

Eric Le talks to reporters at San Diego City Hall about the need for more medical translators in San Diego County, June 9, 2014. | Photo Credit: Susan Murphy By Susan Murphy A diverse group of two dozen refugees and … Continue reading

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