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The Challenges Of Keeping Young Adults Safe During The Pandemic

A series of columns addressing the challenges consumers face in California’s health care landscape. Send questions to bwolfson@kff.org. Use Our Content This story can be republished for free (details). Last month, after California Gov. Gavin Newsom ordered most of the state’s residents to stay home, I found myself under virtual house …

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Lawmaker Pushing Mental Health Reform: It’s ‘More Needed Than Ever’

Samantha Young SACRAMENTO — During the first week of school closures in San Jose, state Sen. Jim Beall’s office received more than a dozen phone calls from distressed parents and caregivers. The problem: They couldn’t get free lunches because school district rules required children be present to receive a meal. …

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Coronavirus Crisis Opens Access To Online Opioid Addiction Treatment

Opioid addiction isn’t taking a break during the coronavirus pandemic. But the U.S. response to the viral crisis is making addiction treatment easier to get. Under the national emergency declared by the Trump administration in March, the government has suspended a federal law that required patients to have an in-person …

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