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As part of the California Endowment Health Journalism Fellowship, journalists work with a senior fellow to develop a special project. Recent projects have examined health disparities by ZIP code in the San Francisco Bay Area, anxiety disorders and depression in the Hispanic immigrant community in Washington state, and the importance of foreign-born doctors to health care in rural communities.
Obamacare Means New Challenges for California’s Safety Net Providers
Although safety net institutions continue to serve millions of uninsured, they are facing changes brought on by the health law. Since Affordable Care Act enrollment started last fall, Centro Medico clinic in Southern California is getting up to 10 new patients a day.
The challenges were so bad it received permission to extend its open enrollment season. | AP Photo
Despite high expectations, CoverOregon.com, the state’s equivalent of HealthCare.gov, is the only insurance exchange in the country on which people still cannot buy coverage entirely online. What went wrong? Politico's Jennifer Haberkorn reports.
While Oregon and Washington states have both strongly embraced Obamacare and opened their own health insurance exchanges, the results of their enrollment efforts have been very different, as Politico's Jennifer Haberkorn reports.
The Humana bus makes a stop at a community center in Jackson, Miss., on March 11. Humana has been traveling the state in these wifi-enabled buses to educate and enroll Mississippians in the federal exchanges set up by the Affordable Care Act.  (Photo: Madeline Marshall for POLITICO)
The effort to enroll people in Mississippi illustrates the obstacles the health law must overcome in many parts of the country, particularly in deeply conservative areas.
Tattoos — symbols of the struggle of his earlier years — warn you against crossing a former gang member. (Photo by Sahra Sulaiman/LA Streetsblog)
Even for those who know they want a better life for themselves, escaping from gang life can be extremely challenging. It's hard not to get sucked back in — or worse. Reporter Sahra Sulaiman shares stories of young lives struggling to survive some of L.A.'s roughest neighborhoods.
The number of licensed abortion providers in Texas is shrinking, and new rules set to take effect this September will likely bring the number of such facilities down to six. A recent Texas Tribune report maps the changing landscape.
Many home visiting projects throughout the nation received a big financial boost under the Affordable Care Act to bring basic preventative services, including healthy eating, directly to low-income families.
Hallways like this one at Whole Woman's Health will have to be widened as part of the new legislation for abortion clinics to become ASCs.
Proponents of the new abortion regulations in Texas say they improve safety standards to protect women's health at facilities that perform abortions. Abortion rights advocates argue that they've endangered women's safety and imposed on their constitutional right to an abortion.
In a small Nevada town once plagued by childhood cancer, families still search for answers to what caused the cluster of cases. Some suspected environmental causes, but so little is still understood about pollutants and cancer.
Photo by: Stephen Spillman
A state Senate Health and Human Services Committee hearing Thursday will assess Texas’ efforts to expand access to women’s health services across the state. But abortion rights advocates say an essential issue has been left off the agenda — the impact of strict abortion regulations passed last year.

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