Health advocates in Merced remain hopeful of getting green light in the future for proposed healthcare program

BY MARÍA G. ORTIZ-BRIONES | mortizbriones@vidaenelvalle.com After Merced County board of supervisors voted against a proposed healthcare program in the county that would have provided access to healthcare services to all residents, regardless of immigration status, health advocates and community members remain very hopeful. “Local health advocates, residents and, Merced Building Healthy Communities remain committed to…

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Merced County to explore health coverage for undocumented

BY MONICA VELEZ AND BRIANNA CALIX  | mvelez@mercedsunstar.com The Merced County Board of Supervisors voted unanimously Tuesday to explore ideas on how to provide health insurance to the thousands of local residents who lack coverage because of their immigration status. Dozens of people, many wearing black T-shirts with the phrase #Health4All, waited through hours of the…

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Residents staying loud over education, public funding concerns in Merced County

By Hannah Esqueda Image courtesy of Faith in Merced MERCED, Calif. — Merced County residents concerned over school funding, health care and safety issues will have their chance to engage directly with public officials during a special forum this week hosted by Faith in the Valley, Merced (formerly known as MOP) and Building Healthy Communities…

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Sen. Cannella Introduces Legislation to Increase Physicians in the San Joaquin Valley

Assemblyman Adam Gray, D-Merced, and state Sen. Anthony Cannella, R-Ceres, have introduced new legislation that promotes the training of more doctors in the San Joaquin Valley. Assembly Bill 174 would provide financial stability and help expand enrollment in UC Merced’s San Joaquin Valley Program in Medical Education, according to a press release. The program, also…

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