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Story of the Month

  • Jan16 SOTM photo

    January Story of the Month

    When Life Prevents Use of Insurance Mikey has been through a lot. His tooth really hurts, but unfortunately that is the least of it. Mikey’s mom has been a victim of domestic violence, which has required a restraining order against his dad.  Sadly, dad holds all of the home accounts for water, gas, power, etc. […]

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  • Nov15 SOTM-photo

    October Story of the Month

    Insurance Doesn’t Always Mean ACCESS  Sasha is young and pregnant.  She had health care coverage under her family’s Medi-Cal insurance. In theory, her prenatal care should all have been taken care of—IN THEORY. But Sasha has multiple challenges. First, she is no longer welcome at home, so she has lost access to her family’s insurance. […]

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  • August 2015-photo

    August Story of the Month

    Sometimes the answer is YES The staff alerted me to two challenges when taking dental referrals: 1) We didn’t have enough dentists to treat our youngest clients (under six); and 2) we didn’t have the resources we needed to treat our teenage clients who needed root canals and crowns.  We held a dinner for our […]

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  • Summer2015 SOTM-photo

    Summer Story of the Month

    Last week there was the usual quiet hum of conversation at Young & Healthy. Clients and staff were quietly discussing health options for their children or which insurance plans would work best for their families. Suddenly it wasn’t so quiet. I heard a very animated voice say, “OMG, OMG I can’t believe it! You are […]

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  • May15 SOTM-3pics

    May Story of the Month

    Sometimes we can’t explain what Young & Healthy does for kids any better than this! Below, gratitude comes from within a homeless shelter.

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