Healthcare Access

Why I’m getting engaged this election: Health4All

BY JUAN CARLOS VERDIN Special to Vida en el Valle My name is Juan Carlos. I am a 20-year-old sociology student at California State University, Sacramento, and this year I decided, for the first time in my life, to vote. Like many young Latinos in California, I was unaware of the value of my vote…

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Lost in Translation: The Necessity of Medical Interpreters

It’s hard to go back and pinpoint the exact moment when I knew why I wanted to go into the health field. I think that a number of personal experiences I’ve had over the course of my 21 years have been crucial to shaping my path in the health field and building my support for…

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Open Enrollment Ends Today! So, What’s Next?

With today being the ‘official’ wrap-up of Covered California’s first open enrollment period, it felt like the appropriate time to reflect and celebrate all the great work done by a diverse partnership of very committed officials, agencies, departments and community partners.  It’s also a good time to start reflecting on what worked, and what can…

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