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Trump’s “health plan” raises major alarms in California

Responding to President-elect Donald Trump’s “health plan” released today (, here’s a comment from Anthony Wright, executive director, Health Access California, the statewide health care consumer advocacy coalition: “President-elect Trump’s health plan of a few paragraphs has virtually no detail, but just enough to raise major alarm about the significant threats to Medicare, Medicaid, the [...]

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UC Merced could serve 10,000 students by 2020

The University of California Board of Regents approved the growth plan for UC Merced’s design and financing, along with revisions to the project’s budget and scope • The growth will allow UC Merced to serve more of California’s most talented students, many of whom are from underserved populations • Construction is expected to begin in [...]

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Denham: ‘This is for the 22′

The following was provided in a news release this week from Rep. Jeff Denham, R- Turlock, regarding providing more mental health treatment options for veterans: U.S. Rep. Jeff Denham, R-Turlock, joined colleagues in the House of Representatives this week in introducing H.R. 5600, the No Hero Left Untreated Act, which would establish a pilot program [...]

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McNerney’s VA Construction Reform Bill Advances

The following statement was released today from the office of U.S. Rep. Jerry McNerney, D-Stockton, and will have an impact on the Veterans Affairs health care facility planned for French Camp:  Washington – At a full committee mark-up hearing today, the U.S. House Veterans’ Affairs Committee voted to advance legislation authored by Congressman Jerry McNerney (CA-09) [...]

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Happy Halloween: Keep it that way, especially if you drink – don’t drive

Law enforcement agencies in San Joaquin County issued the following timely news release Thursday: This Halloween, San Joaquin County Avoid the 10 DUI Task Force is reminding Halloween partiers that Buzzed Driving Is Drunk Driving. If your Halloween party involves alcohol then you have to make a plan to get home without getting behind the [...]

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