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Health Care Access among California’s Farmworkers

By Paulette Cha

Farmworkers are a key link in the food supply chain and important contributors to California’s economy. As farmworkers age, their health care needs are changing—and cost and lack of insurance are often barriers to care. While recent state and federal policies have made insurance more accessible, not all policies improved coverage among farmworkers.

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Extended Freeze on Student Loan Payments Could Help Many California Borrowers

By Darriya Starr, Jacob Jackson

The federal government’s moratorium on student loan payments during the COVID-19 crisis, along with plans to eliminate defaults and delinquencies, may leave many California borrowers better off than they were before the pandemic, when many struggled to make progress on their loans.

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How Has California Narrowed Its K–12 Digital Divide?

By Niu Gao, Joseph Hayes, Darriya Starr

Since the onset of the pandemic, educators and policymakers have made substantial strides in addressing two key barriers to universal digital access—affordability and infrastructure.

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Video: Californians and Their Government

By Stephanie Barton

PPIC researcher Dean Bonner discusses new statewide survey findings that show majority support for US sanctions against Russian—even if it means higher energy prices—and widespread concern about affording housing expenses.

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