Immigration Affects California Health Care
KQED's "Health Dialogues" -- a live, monthly call-in program sponsored by the California Endowment to examine health care issues in the state -- on Thursday will begin airing on public radio stations statewide a discussion about the impact of immigration on health care in California, where one in three current residents was born in another country.
Guests on the program are scheduled to include:
- Chad Chadwick, CEO of Natividad Medical Center in Salinas;
- John Deacon, medical director of the emergency department at Pioneers Memorial Hospital in Brawley; and
- Yvette Flores-Ortiz, professor of psychology and Chicano studies at the University of California-Davis (Shafer, "Health Dialogues," KQED, 6/22).