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This is in response to the Feb. 21 letter to the H.B. Independent ("Affordability is essential to higher education") in which two well-meaning Cal State Long Beach students suggest President Barack Obama intervene to lower college costs. In the...
Monday morning, Gloria Guerin spotted a middle-aged man standing outside the AltaMed Huntington Beach Community Health Center. He didn't appear poor or homeless, but she noticed him looking bemusedly at the clinic's sign. When Guerin approached him, he...
Tags: Medicaid, White House, Homes, Health, Los Angeles
Editor's note: This is the first in a three-part series about the effects of the Obama administration's health-care reform on Huntington Beach and Fountain Valley health-care providers and their patients. When Sonia Munguia knocked on the door of the...
Tags: Republican Party, Children, Society, Insurance, Obstetrics
Editor's note: This is the second in a three-part series about the effects of the Obama administration's health-care reform on Huntington Beach and Fountain Valley health-care providers and their patients. Dr. Peter Anderson sometimes goes for days in...
Your recent article about forthcoming health-care insurance reform ("Clinic digs in heels for health reform," July 15) pointed out one area of reform not specifically discussed in the article: cost reduction. Under the new reform, over time, medical...
We continue to receive calls from area residents telling us they have received a phone call from someone representing Social Security and/or Medicare. The caller says that new Medicare and/or Social Security cards are being mailed once information about...
LANSING, Mich. (AP) — Republican Gov. Rick Snyder said Wednesday he is hopeful he can still broker an agreement with the Republican-led Legislature to expand government health insurance for low-income adults, despite the state's tentative budget...
Staff writerIn local public-affairs programming this weekend: Prominent Orlando attorney John Morgan is Lauren Rowe's guest on "Flashpoint" at 8 a.m. Sunday on WKMG-Channel 6. Morgan discusses everything from politics and Casey Anthony to medical marijuana and...
In a letter to Gov. Pat Quinn last week, two Illinois Senate leaders called for the ouster of Julie Hamos, who heads the state's biggest public aid agency. Appointed in 2010, Hamos holds one of state government's most complicated, thankless jobs. She...
Some prominent health insurers, including industry giant UnitedHealth Group Inc., are not participating in California's new state-run health insurance market, possibly limiting the number of choices for millions of consumers. UnitedHealth, the nation'...
This week, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) announced that Virginia will partner with CMS to test a new model for providing Medicare-Medicaid enrollees with a more coordinated, person-centered care experience. There are approximately...
Tags: Mental Health, Medicaid, Health Insurance, Medicare
Geography plays a role in whether patients in California have elective operations such as joint replacement, weight loss surgery and gallbladder removal, according to a new study. The California HealthCare Foundation study showed wide variations in...
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