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Aging Trans People Locked Out of U.S. Health Care System

Posted November 9, 2015 by We'Ced

In fact, studies have confirmed that transgender older adults suffer far higher levels of depression, disability and loneliness than nontransgender older adults. Seventy-one percent of transgender older adults have contemplated taking their own lives, compared with just 3.7 percent of the general U.S. population.

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‘My Health Shouldn’t Have a Price Tag’ — DACA Youth Turned Away From Medi-Cal

Posted September 28, 2015 by We'Ced

Photo courtesy of the Fernandez family.  Story by Miguel Bibanco for The kNOw Youth Media. FRESNO, Calif. – Maria Fernandez was three years old when she came to the United States in 1993. As an undocumented immigrant she’s faced a number of struggles, including gaining access to quality medical care. That might have changed after Fernandez […]

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Undocumented Kids to Get Health Coverage in State Budget

Posted June 17, 2015 by We'Ced

Calling it one of the “best” budgets the state has ever had, California Gov. Jerry Brown said the $167.6 billion dollar budget the legislature passed Tuesday would pump more money into child care and education, pay down the state’s debt by $1.9 billion and provide health care for its undocumented children.

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Health Care For All: Undocumented Lives Matter

Posted May 28, 2015 by We'Ced

Our community is not going to stop pushing for health coverage for all the tax paying and hardworking citizens of Merced County and our surrounding areas. The lives of our undocumented families, friends, and neighbors matter just as much as those lives of documented people.

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Merced #Health4All Dialogue Draws Hundreds, But No State Officials

Posted May 16, 2015 by Claudia J. Gonzalez

Over 270 people packed into the May 8 event, representing a diverse array of ethnic communities in the area. Many offered personal testimony about how they had been affected by the exclusion of undocumented immigrants from the Affordable Care Act (ACA).

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