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    Inequality & Poverty

    Californians, Vote Yes on Prop 16

    David Hayes-Bautista, a UCLA Latino Policy and Politics Initiative expert, attributes the shortfall of Latino physicians to Proposition 209, which substantially cut the number of Latino U.C. medical school graduates. During the pandemic, as Spanish-speaking Latino patients have been sickened at high rates, they have also sometimes struggled to find physicians who can communicate with them.