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Story of the Month

  • May17 SOTM photo

    May Story of the Month

    So what is “Advocacy” anyway? Advocacy can mean 100 different things to as many people, but at Young & Healthy it always takes on a very practical meaning. Jason, age 24 (an age that some might consider “young and invincible”), learned he was young but not invincible.  Stage three leukemia has a way of dismissing […]

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  • April 17 SOTM photo

    April Story of the Month

    What Goes Around, Comes Around…But in a Good Way  Several years ago at our Mobile Dental Clinic, we met a young USC dental student named Kimberly.  Kimberly was a shining star among the dental students who worked at the clinic.  Fast forward several years and Dr. Kimberly Kum is now a part of the USC […]

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  • Feb17 SOTM Photo

    February Story of the Month

    Time is of the Essence When you wake up because your tooth is throbbing–time stands still.  Sixteen-year-old Selena told her mom right away and her mom’s heart sank.  Her mother, Lupe, was immediately concerned, not only because her daughter was in pain, but because they had just lost their insurance when they moved into L.A. […]

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  • Jan17 SOTM-photo

    January Story of the Month

    Having Insurance Does Not Always Translate to Access to Care Randy, a single dad, recently and unexpectedly lost his job.  The instant decline in his income qualified he and his daughter for a different kind of insurance—Medi-Cal.  Young & Healthy assisted in signing them up for the Medi-Cal insurance.  A few months later, Randy returned […]

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  • Dec16 SOTM - photo

    December Story of the Month

    The Ups & Downs of Income…and Care Sometimes our clients have fluctuating incomes, which means they have fluctuating access to healthcare. Sophia was disqualified from Medi-Cal because she made too much money.  The social worker from the hospital referred her to us for help in adjusting her insurance. We found that Sophia was eligible for […]

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