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March 19, 2002 | MILTON CARRERO GALARZA, TIMES STAFF WRITER
A coalition of private and public organizations has called on a well-known Spanish-speaking disc jockey to break through the resistance that often keeps Latino children from being enrolled in a government-funded health insurance program for working-poor families. Catholic Healthcare West, a large hospital chain, and the Hispanic Broadcast Corp. are giving the program Healthy Families a new voice: Renan Almendarez Coello, also known as "El Cucuy de la Manana."
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January 15, 2007 | Ricardo Alonso-Zaldivar, Times Staff Writer
Shopkeeper Wei Vongsavanh was reeling after his health insurance premium hit $1,800 a month for his two young boys, both diagnosed with autism. The bill "came to the point I could not handle it anymore," said the father, an immigrant from Laos who owns a small Bay Area business that sells model airplanes. Then he discovered a joint federal-state program that helps insure the children of low-income workers.
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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
January 30, 2003 | Akilah Johnson, Times Staff Writer
Nearly 40% of the low-income children enrolled in the state's publicly funded health insurance programs drop off the rolls within a year of joining, but such attrition is avoidable, says a new report by health policy experts released Wednesday. The renewal process should be simplified for both the Medi-Cal and Healthy Families programs, and premium payments for Healthy Families should be flexible if households have financial emergencies, the report urges.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
January 30, 2003 | Akilah Johnson, Times Staff Writer
Nearly 40% of the low-income children enrolled in the state's publicly funded health insurance programs drop off the rolls within a year of joining, but such attrition is avoidable, says a new report by health policy experts released Wednesday. The renewal process should be simplified for both the Medi-Cal and Healthy Families programs, and premium payments for Healthy Families should be flexible if households have financial emergencies, the report urges.
NATIONAL
January 15, 2007 | Ricardo Alonso-Zaldivar, Times Staff Writer
Shopkeeper Wei Vongsavanh was reeling after his health insurance premium hit $1,800 a month for his two young boys, both diagnosed with autism. The bill "came to the point I could not handle it anymore," said the father, an immigrant from Laos who owns a small Bay Area business that sells model airplanes. Then he discovered a joint federal-state program that helps insure the children of low-income workers.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
March 19, 2002 | MILTON CARRERO GALARZA, TIMES STAFF WRITER
A coalition of private and public organizations has called on a well-known Spanish-speaking disc jockey to break through the resistance that often keeps Latino children from being enrolled in a government-funded health insurance program for working-poor families. Catholic Healthcare West, a large hospital chain, and the Hispanic Broadcast Corp. are giving the program Healthy Families a new voice: Renan Almendarez Coello, also known as "El Cucuy de la Manana."
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