Ana B. Ibarra, Kaiser Health News

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Name: Ana B. Ibarra, Kaiser Health News
Date registered: August 21, 2017
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  1. New Covered California Sign-Ups Plummet — January 30, 2019
  2. Providers Walk ‘Fine Line’ Between Informing And Scaring Immigrant Patients — January 15, 2019
  3. Children’s Hospitals Again Cry For Help From Voters. But Are They Really Hurting? — October 18, 2018
  4. Children’s Hospitals Again Cry For Help From Voters. But Are They Really Hurting? — October 18, 2018
  5. Bad Air And Inadequate Data Prove An Unhealthy Mix — September 21, 2018

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New Covered California Sign-Ups Plummet

New enrollment in Covered California plans plunged by nearly a quarter this year compared with last year, posting a bigger drop than the federal health insurance exchange, healthcare.gov, which saw a 16 percent decrease. Officials largely blame the elimination of the tax penalty for people without insurance.

Providers Walk ‘Fine Line’ Between Informing And Scaring Immigrant Patients

Some doctors and clinics are proactively informing patients about a proposed policy that could jeopardize the legal status of immigrants who use public benefit programs such as Medicaid. Others argue that because this “public charge” proposal isn’t final — and may never be adopted — disseminating too much information could create unnecessary alarm and cause some patients to drop benefits.

Children’s Hospitals Again Cry For Help From Voters. But Are They Really Hurting?

California’s 13 children’s hospitals are asking voters in November to approve $1.5 billion in bonds to help them pay for construction and equipment, the third such measure in 14 years. Some health care experts and election analysts believe the repeated financial requests aren’t justified.

Children’s Hospitals Again Cry For Help From Voters. But Are They Really Hurting?

California’s 13 children’s hospitals are asking voters in November to approve $1.5 billion in bonds to help them pay for construction and equipment, the third such measure in 14 years. Some health care experts and election analysts believe the repeated financial requests aren’t justified.

Bad Air And Inadequate Data Prove An Unhealthy Mix

San Joaquin Valley residents breathe some of the dirtiest air in the country, but it can be a challenge for them to find accurate and timely information on the air quality in their neighborhoods. This summer, nonprofit organizations began distributing 20 small air monitors to hard-hit families, and next year, the state is expected to install monitoring systems in some communities.

Low-Income Californians Feel Twice The Burn From Wildfires

People living near highways and agricultural and industrial zones get hit with a “double whammy” when smoke blows into their neighborhoods, where the air is often polluted already.

Cancer, Schmancer. In California, Coffee Is King

The Golden State, with the rare support of the Trump administration, is seeking to circumvent a court order that would require cancer warnings in every establishment that sells a hot cup of Joe.

Parent Alert! Your Kid May Be Vaping More Than Tobacco

Educators and researchers say that as vaping becomes more common among young people, some are putting pot in their pods.

Battle Lines Drawn As Abortion-Rights Activists Leave Their Mark Outside Clinics

Armed with poster board and catchy advertising slogans, abortion-rights activists in California and elsewhere are taking to sidewalks, buses and mobile phone apps to fight a recent U.S. Supreme Court ruling in favor of crisis pregnancy centers.

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