Big $ = Big Lies: 3 Things to Know About California’s Proposed Soda Taxes

As a new Oakland resident, I notice a lot of tension about Measure HH – the proposed soda tax, similar to San Francisco’s Prop. V and Albany’s Measure O1 – and it’s made me reflect about my family and childhood…
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Bridging Health and Environmental Equity in Stockton, California

What does Stockton’s history tell us about Stockton today? When you look at a map, we can see that the legacy of redlining – the illegal practice of denying services to communities of color – remains present today. We see…
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Creating #OneHealthyFresno with Fresno Building Healthy Communities

Since September 2014 I have attended meeting after meeting to understand the health impact of the city’s general plan, convince our elected officials that providing health care access to all Californians, regardless of immigration status via Health4All is both economically…
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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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#GetCovered Round 2: What to Expect from the Upcoming Covered California Open Enrollment

The second Covered California open enrollment period starts on November 15. Despite initial glitches and obstacles, California quietly led the charge by enrolling 1.1 million people into qualified health plans with Covered California, the largest of any state by far.…
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