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Opioid Addiction Crisis Fuels Another: Hepatitis C

Addiction usually leaves a wake of chaos, and all kinds of casualties - marriages, jobs, health. Today's opioid addiction crisis is not only claiming lives, but sparking a new epidemic of hepatitis C among new injection drug users.
By Kristin Gourlay | 10/23/2014
California’s initiative to regulate health insurance rates sinks in polls

California’s initiative to regulate health insurance rates sinks in polls

Prop. 45 would grant California’s insurance commissioner the ability to approve or reject health insurance rate increases. While voter support soared over the summer, approval has fallen since then, as the insurance industry invests heavily in defeating the measure.
By Judy Silber | 10/23/2014
Health Media Jobs and Opportunities: Health reporter needed at York Daily Record

Health Media Jobs and Opportunities: Health reporter needed at York Daily Record

The York Daily Record is recruiting a professional to cover health and fitness and the business of health for print and online.
By Anna Romano | 10/23/2014
Chinese American Medi-Cal patients find difficulties in accessing care

Chinese American Medi-Cal patients find difficulties in accessing care

California's Medicaid expansion has extended coverage to many Chinese Americans in the state. But the imbalance between the numbers of newly insured and available providers means some doctors are swamped while patients often have difficulty accessing care. Low reimbursement rates aren't helping.
By Na Li | 10/22/2014
Wells have run dry in one Central California community

Wells have run dry in one Central California community

Drought conditions have gotten so bad in California that in some places, turning on the tap and having nothing come out is common. The lack of running water has especially plagued the little farming town of East Porterville in the San Joaquin Valley, leaving scores of homes without working wells.
By Ezra David Romero | 10/21/2014

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How can journalists and foundations collaborate to deepen and improve reporting on underserved communities? Our USC Annenberg School of Journalism program in collaboration with The California Endowment, the Wyncote Foundation and Media Impact Funders, convened 75 leaders from both fields.

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