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    By Dianne Anderson More help for the homeless is underway at a new Wellness Center in Victorville, a program providing a minimum of 170 beds for interim housing and wraparound support services, rehabilitation, and a variety of free health services. Built mainly with a $28 million Homekey Grant from the California Department of Housing and ...
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    Medical, Cultural By Dianne Anderson Doctors and medical practitioners of every category could learn a thing or two beyond their textbooks, starting with how to listen to their Black patients. Somehow, their pain gets lost in translation. Alicia Coulter sees part of the problem of why Black patients die disproportionately more in nearly top health ...
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    By Kara James This March marks the 36th commemoration of Women’s History Month, celebrating the vital role of women in American history. Because this year’s theme is “Celebrating Women Who Tell Our Stories,” I feel inspired to tell my mother’s story. More than any other narrative, her experiences profoundly impacted the trajectory of my life ...
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    By Dianne Anderson If the thought of fresh fruit and vegetables, free food vouchers and cooking lessons won’t bring out the throngs, maybe the lure is with the DJ, the dancing and how to stay alive. Some of the widest disparities in diabetes-related deaths in the state are happening in Long Beach, which is why ...
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    By Dianne Anderson It’s one thing to be Black, Latinx or a woman trying to seek adequate healthcare for any problem, and it’s another to be any of those in addition to being gay and trying to get around biases built into the medical system. Wiley Phillips, an epidemiologist at the LGBTQ center, finds it ...
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    By Maxim Elramsisy California Black Media California’s health insurance marketplace, known as the Covered California Health Exchange, launched its 10th open enrollment period on Nov.1. Covered California is the government agency that offers subsidized Obamacare plans for Californians. Those who qualify receive financial assistance on a sliding scale for their health coverage in compliance with ...
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    By Dianne Anderson Whatever the health equity category, the Black community continues at two to three times more likely to die than whites, which is prompting more research to show that it’s not by accident, but more by design. Disparities across healthcare for Black patients over the decades is not an unfamiliar conversation for Dr. ...
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    By Stacy M. Brown NNPA Newswire Sr Natl Correspondent House members returned to the U.S. Capitol last Friday and, after some debate, passed the Inflation Reduction Act, major legislation that the Biden-Harris administration said would lower health-care costs, fight climate change, raise taxes on some large companies and reduce the deficit. President Biden signed the ...
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    3 Million People Can Benefit More money for more people equals more and better health insurance coverage for millions of Californians and consumers nationwide — especially vital during this age of COVID-19. That’s the upshot of President Joe Biden’s recently passed $1.9 trillion American Rescue Plan, with health care provisions containing new and expanded financial ...
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    Covered California is reaching out to African Americans and other people of color in the state who are disproportionately impacted by COVID-19 virus, to urge them to enroll in health coverage through its special-enrollment period underway now through May 15 for anyone who doesn’t have health insurance. The COVID-19 pandemic continues to endanger the lives ...