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The YIMBYs are here, small space solutions to LA's housing crunch and what 'Medicare-for-all' could mean for CA

Published August 31, 2017 at 8:59 AM PDT
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LOS ANGELES, CA - JULY 10:  Nurse Allison Miller checks the blood pressure of Keri Anderson as nurses and physicians give free basic health screenings and call attention to what they say is the ongoing healthcare emergency despite the decision of the U.S. Supreme Court to uphold the Affordable Care Act, on July 10, 2012 in Los Angeles, California. Three days of free screenings in the Los Angeles area are part of the Medicare for All tour which is making up to two dozen stops across California between June 19 and July 12. The California Nurses Association says that 30 percent of Los Angeles County adults are uninsured and 18 percent cannot afford doctor visits.   (Photo by David McNew/Getty Images)
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LOS ANGELES, CA - JULY 10: Nurse Allison Miller checks the blood pressure of Keri Anderson as nurses and physicians give free basic health screenings and call attention to what they say is the ongoing healthcare emergency despite the decision of the U.S. Supreme Court to uphold the Affordable Care Act, on July 10, 2012 in Los Angeles, California. Three days of free screenings in the Los Angeles area are part of the Medicare for All tour which is making up to two dozen stops across California between June 19 and July 12. The California Nurses Association says that 30 percent of Los Angeles County adults are uninsured and 18 percent cannot afford doctor visits. (Photo by David McNew/Getty Images)

An introduction to the pro-development YIMBYs of LA, a look at how small spaces can ease the housing crunch in Southern California, and Senator Kamala Harris backs Bernie Sanders' "Medicare-for-all" plan

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