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Closing Alta Bates threatens emergency care in Berkeley

As many as 4,000 UC Berkeley students visit Alta Bates’ emergency department, or ED, every academic year. It’s especially comforting to know that we can also receive intensive care services or other acute care services at Alta Bates, which is owned by the hospital chain Sutter Health.
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California needs to implement a universal health care plan

Universal financial access to care can help address unmet health needs, reduce delays in care, increase the use of preventive services, help prevent unnecessary emergency department visits and hospitalizations and help our children get better starts to life. It is the right thing to do, and we have the means to do it.
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Berkeley Health Report lacks data on LGBTQ+, immigrant communities

The city of Berkeley recently completed the 2018 Health Status Report, assessing a broad range of data to better understand the social inequities of health conditions affecting our community, assess prevention efforts and identify emerging health threats. This information is crucial because if we can better understand not just the
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