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Summary: OBAMACARE IN ANY LANGUAGE. Disproportionate rates of chronic diseases such as diabetes, heart disease, and cancer have long burdened communities of color, and a lack of culturally and linguistically relevant care makes the problems worse. This edition takes a look at how the Affordable Care Act attempts to provide for interpretation and culturally appropriate care, to help breach the health gap in communities of color and border communities. Guests: Dr. Alicia Fernandez, M.D., Professor of Clinical Medicine, University of California San Francisco (UCSF), San Francisco, CA, www.ucsf.edu; Dr. Manuel de la Rosa, M.D., Member of the United States-Mexico Border Health Commission, Vice President and Founding Dean for the Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center Paul L. Foster School of Medicine, El Paso, TX, www.borderhealth.org ; María Hernández, Cancer survivor, San Francisco, CA; José Uribe, Organizer, Interpreting for California, Oakland, CA, www.interpretingforcalifornia.org