A steady stream of customers buys remedies without a prescription at an informal street market near downtown Los Angeles, jeopardizing their health. A range of aid programs, however, can help the uninsured or those without adequate funds purchase drugs they need without resorting to informal markets
Healthcare Systems & Policy
Huron resident Rosa Franco's case became known thanks to the Uncovered California project, and she was able to get help and guidance through the nonprofit organization Centro La Familia.
Some Southern California clinics and health centers are borrowing the “sanctuary” concept from religious groups and some California cities by presenting themselves as safe zones from immigration enforcement.
Infant mortality rates remain stubbornly high for Native Americans despite federal programs created specifically to provide health services to the indigenous population.
Sylvia Valenzuela was in bed and violently ill during the middle of a difficult pregnancy when she was told by Medi-Cal that it was dropping her coverage. Months later, she got a call from the agency saying it had made a mistake.
Starting in January, Californians will be required to sign up for health insurance or face a $695 tax penalty under the new state mandate....
Ineligible for Medi-Cal but unable to afford private insurance, Judit Garcia has made lifestyle changes to manage prediabetes. But it's no substitute for ongoing medical care.
While legal residents have increasingly found insurance coverage through the ACA, the picture remains bleak for the large number of undocumented Korean Americans living in California.
Nearly four out of 10 uninsured residents say cost is the major reason they go without health coverage, according to new survey results
Direct Primary Care allows patients to pay a membership fee for basic health services, but it does not include coverage for major medical situations