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January 28, 1999 | ROBERTO J. MANZANO
Two Valley groups that started a project to assist the uninsured poor will sponsor a free kickoff event Saturday to launch their health project. Valley Organized in Community Efforts, or VOICE, and San Fernando Valley Neighborhood Legal Services Inc. will celebrate the official start of the Vida Health Project at the event featuring participating families, health care providers, community leaders, food and music.
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January 31, 1999 | MIGUEL BUSTILLO
Carmen Espinoza of Pacoima learned a hard lesson two years ago when she took her eldest child to the emergency room of a county hospital after he complained of stomach pains. The hospital took him in, concluded the pains were nothing serious, and promptly released him. Days later, however, the real pain hit the Espinoza family, one of many San Fernando Valley families too poor to afford medical benefits. "They sent me a bill for $900," Espinoza recalled. "They didn't even give him a pill!"
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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
January 31, 1999 | MIGUEL BUSTILLO
Carmen Espinoza of Pacoima learned a hard lesson two years ago when she took her eldest child to the emergency room of a county hospital after he complained of stomach pains. The hospital took him in, concluded the pains were nothing serious, and promptly released him. Days later, however, the real pain hit the Espinoza family, one of many San Fernando Valley families too poor to afford medical benefits. "They sent me a bill for $900," Espinoza recalled. "They didn't even give him a pill!"
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
January 28, 1999 | ROBERTO J. MANZANO
Two Valley groups that started a project to assist the uninsured poor will sponsor a free kickoff event Saturday to launch their health project. Valley Organized in Community Efforts, or VOICE, and San Fernando Valley Neighborhood Legal Services Inc. will celebrate the official start of the Vida Health Project at the event featuring participating families, health care providers, community leaders, food and music.
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