Heidi de Marco

Saving Lives And Saving Money

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A pioneering program in southern California provides ongoing care and housing to homeless people who are “super-utilizers” of hospital emergency rooms. The effort is reducing ER visits and saving a lot of money.

KHN Video: Filling In The Gaps

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This video features specially trained paramedic Ryan Ramsdell, who is part of an ambitious plan in Reno, Nevada, to overhaul the 911 system to improve patient care and cut costs.

KHN Video: Momentary Healing

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Wynne Lee, 17, struggled with depression and cultural expectations for several years. The teen from Diamond Bar, California, is like many kids from Asian American families who often have trouble finding appropriate treatment.

Caught In The Middle

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Kairis Chiaji from Sacramento, California, says it was difficult to afford health insurance before the Affordable Care Act on her self-employed income as a birth coach. The 43-year-old experienced a mix up with her application through Covered California that delayed her enrollment.

‘Nowhere To Go’

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Residents of a tiny rural town in northern California talk about the lack of access to mental health care.

Uninsured For The First Time

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Cecily Liu, 37, had a bad experience with the state’s insurance exchange the first time around. The self-employed accountant struggled with whether to re-enroll her family.

KHN Video: Transgender Surgery Covered By Insurance

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After being uninsured, Palm Springs resident Devin Payne signed up for a Covered California plan under the health law. In May, the 43-year-old single parent underwent gender reassignment surgery and is looking forward to being reimbursed by her insurance company.

Allynne Noelle: Ballerina Gets Insured

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Ballerinas risk injury and high health care costs every time they perform. Allynne Noelle, 32, principal ballerina with the Los Angeles Ballet, says the new health care law offers some relief.