92015Nov

Half of immigrants in state illegally could be eligible for Medi-Cal expansion, study finds

California Senate President Pro Tempore Kevin de León, center, with Sen. Ricardo Lara at a news conference celebrating the expansion of healthcare to children in the country illegally. At left is Arabella Aguirre, a Guatemala-born mother of three undocumented children who will benefit from the signing of the law. (Don Bartletti / Los Angeles Times)…

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72015Aug

Violence and Health: What’s the Connection?

Highlights Violent-crime victims in county report various health concerns Unsafe neighborhoods known to affect mental, physical, emotional health Upcoming project to explore issue in greater depth BY ANA B. IBARRA aibarra@mercedsunstar.com  When you move to a new city, you do your research. You look up living costs and if you have children you do research…

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162015Mar

Merced nonprofit to continue Medi-Cal signs with new grants

Highlight Merced’s Healthy House, a certified enrollment entity under Covered California, was awarded $116,000 to continue Medi-Cal enrollment efforts in community Merced’s Healthy House, a certified enrollment entity under Covered California, was awarded $116,000 to continue Medi-Cal enrollment efforts in the community. The nonprofit received a $75,000 grant from the Merced County Department of Public…

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