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Unequal Treatment: Healthcare disparities across the nation

Americans who lack health coverage skip needed medical visits, receive poorer-quality care and suffer more from illness than those with insurance, repeated studies have shown. Unequal Treatment is a series of occasional articles examining healthcare disparities across the nation. 

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Where employers use quality control to shape healthcare

With factory-like attention to detail, Boeing and other employers shape medical care in Washington state, improving health.

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In Arizona, swings in Medicaid access show program's impact

Arizona once provided broad access to Medicaid, then cut it during the recession. As coverage returns, many feel the difference.

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Las Vegas tries new tactic to improve city's notorious healthcare

Las Vegas is emerging as a test of how much a city can improve chronically poor health by expanding insurance coverage for residents.

In northern Maine, collaboration brings better health

Northern Maine is poor, but residents rank high on measures of health. The coordination among businesses and health workers is seen as a model.

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