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Market Match

Market Match program encourages EBT spending at farmers markets

With tight budgets and children to feed, recipients of federal nutrition assistance were rarely seen at farmers markets, where the words “affordable” and “fresh” often didn't mix. That's changing, thanks to a state program that is in line to get a...

Pharmacists' New Roles

Increased responsibility pays health dividends

Jose Navarro regularly trekked to the drugstore after being diagnosed as a diabetic seven years ago. In a sign of transformation in the local fight against diabetes, the pharmacist is now coming to him.

Pharmacists' New Roles

Prescription for Success: Caring

When pharmacist Steve Chen first saw him, Mike Metcalfe was straight out of a hospital ward following an eight-day diabetic coma. He was 50, homeless, weighed 300 pounds, and his doctor had given up on him.

Ask Emily

Ask Emily on KALW's Your Call: What do you need to know about Obamacare?

According to the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, five million people have now signed up for plans through government health insurance exchanges. That number could reach six million by the March 31 deadline.

A "Dreamers" chance at Obamacare

Despite persistent claims that Obamacare provides health insurance to undocumented immigrants, an estimated 1 million of them in California and

Ask Emily

Will you qualify for Medi-Cal under Obamacare?

Regular readers of Ask Emily know that on Oct. 1, Obamacare will experience a key rite of passage.

Obamacare Employer Penalties

Will Obamacare fines help or hurt California workers?

For many businesses Obamacare is downright intimidating. The requirement to provide coverage to full-time employees or potentially face thousands of dollars in fines is what’s really worrying some large companies.

Empty Promise

Empty promise? Experts question doctor supply for California’s newly insured poor

In less than one year, Obamacare’s promise to bring health care to perhaps 1 million more poor California residents will be tested. The big day arrives Jan. 1, 2014, when Medi-Cal, a publicly funded health program for low-income and disabled...

Desperate for Doctors

Are there enough Medi-Cal doctors in the Central Valley?

Senior Writer Emily Bazar appeared on Valley Public Radio’s Valley Edition program on February 5 to discuss the availability of doctors for the region’s poorest residents.

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