Voices from the Front Lines: Barriers to Health Care for Undocumented Californians

Over two million Californians have gained health coverage due to the Affordable Care Act, but the ACA specifically excludes more than one million undocumented Californians. To help ensure that this population gets treated as human beings and not just a…
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Who’s Missing from Health Care Reform? New Report Captures Their Voices

Millions of Californians Have Gained Insurance, While Undocumented Still Struggle Contact: Bruce Mirken, Greenlining Institute Media Relations Director, 415-846-7758 (cell) Anthony Galace, Greenlining Institute Health Policy Fellow, 510-926-4009 BERKELEY, CALIFORNIA – Over two million Californians have gained health coverage due…
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The “2 Minute Warning” for Covered California: Making the Case to #GetCovered

In the world of sports, the “2 minute warning” is synonymous with greatness. Legends are born in the moments when victory hangs in the balance, and the distinction between a champion and a runner-up comes down to a matter of…
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The Affordable Care Act Saves Lives. Will the Supreme Court Cripple It?

The Affordable Care Act (ACA) is saving lives. Believe it or not, many people across the country think this statement is false, even borderline blasphemous. But I can’t understand why. Based on every significant metric, this law has overachieved. The…
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How I Learned that the Pain of Insurance is a Privilege

I have to be honest, dealing with my insurance company has been a pain. They’ve put me on hold so many times that I’ve memorized the rhythm and harmony to two different hold tones. When I got into a car…
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What to Expect from Immigration and Health Care Reforms: Thanksgiving Edition

The Thanksgiving holiday comes at an interesting time – to say the least – for immigration reform and health advocates, especially in California. After months of posturing, it seems like President Obama finally got the memo. The President’s recent executive…
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