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Health care reform opportunities a challenge for highly diverse population with many languages
The Mercury News

Set on a gritty corner of Oakland’s International Boulevard, the nonprofit Street Level Health Project offers free checkups to patients who speak a total of 22 languages, from recent Mongolian immigrants seeking a doctor to Burmese refugees needing a dental exam. It also opens a window on one of the challenges for state leaders who are trying to implement the Affordable Care Act, President Barack Obama’s sweeping health care overhaul.

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