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Relieving the Growing Burden of Medical Debt

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Medical debt is a growing burden for millions of people around the country, from parents in Illinois to immigrants in Colorado to residents of the 鈥淒iabetes Belt鈥 across the South, and it鈥檚 now being recognized as a health-care problem. People often forgo care or prescriptions if they have debt, according to a KFF 国产精品视频 News […]

Los Angeles County Approves Medical Debt Relief for Residents

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The most populous county in the U.S. is buying up and retiring millions of dollars in residents鈥 medical debt as part of its plan to tackle a $2.9 billion burden. But some health experts worry the initiative could incentivize hospitals to pursue debtors rather than boost financial assistance to patients.

M茅dicos que atendieron a manifestantes en la protesta estudiantil en la UCLA dicen que la polic铆a dej贸 huesos rotos y hemorragias

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La protesta de la UCLA, que reuni贸 a miles de personas que se oponen a los continuos bombardeos de Israel sobre la Franja de Gaza, comenz贸 en abril y alcanz贸 un peligroso crescendo en mayo, cuando manifestantes pro Israel y la polic铆a se enfrentaron a los activistas y a los que los apoyaban.

California Is Investing $500M in Therapy Apps for Youth. Advocates Fear It Won鈥檛 Pay Off.

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California launched two teletherapy apps as part of the governor鈥檚 $500 million foray into health technology with private companies. But the rollout has been so slow that one company has yet to make its app available on Android, and social workers worry youths who need clinical care won鈥檛 get referrals.

Paris Hilton Speaks up for California鈥檚 鈥楾roubled鈥 Teens

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Heiress Paris Hilton is on a mission to shine a light on the 鈥渢roubled teen industry,鈥 a largely unregulated multibillion-dollar industry that is gaining public scrutiny for alleged abuse of vulnerable youths. Hilton told state lawmakers in Sacramento on Monday she was subjected to abuse disguised as therapy decades ago when she was housed in […]

Emergency Physicians Decry Surprise Air-Ambulance Bills

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Emergency room doctors say insurers are increasingly declining to cover costly air-ambulance rides for critically ill patients, claiming they aren鈥檛 medically necessary. And the National Association of EMS Physicians says the No Surprises Act, enacted in 2022, is partly to blame. The law protects patients from many out-of-network medical bills by requiring insurers and providers […]

Even in Bright-Blue California, Abortion Is on the Ballot

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The race to replace the late Democratic Sen. Dianne Feinstein is in full swing in California. Although the state enshrined abortion rights into its constitution, the prospect of a national abortion ban has the candidates vying for a Senate seat putting a spotlight on reproductive rights. Or, at least the Democrats are. Steve Garvey, a […]

In Los Angeles, Occupational Therapists Tapped to Help Homeless Stay Housed

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Los Angeles County is deploying a small team of occupational therapists to help newly housed individuals adjust to life indoors. Therapists are trained to recognize disabilities and help with basic living skills, such as hygiene and cleanliness, that can help prevent clients from getting evicted or slipping back onto the streets.