After spending most of her career at the Los Angeles Times and Kaiser Health News, award-winning reporter Anna Gorman has become a public servant helping Los Angeles County residents who lack health insurance.
Medi-Cal, California’s Medicaid program, determined that a Long Beach company improperly denied or delayed care for at least 1,400 patients — driving home the potential dangers of outsourcing care for poor people.
Schools such as Telfair Elementary in Pacoima lack resources and lag behind the district and state averages in student performance. But as educators work long hours to provide more support, students may find it harder to break free from poverty.
Anna Gorman‘When you visit classrooms, when you go to the motels and garages where children live, when you get to know that the heaviest load isn’t what’s in their backpacks ... you begin to realize it’s not the schools that are failing — it’s everything else.’