Category Archives: Social Security

Trouble with your Medicare Part D prescription denial?

If you are having trouble with your Medicare Part D prescriptions, especially if you have been denied a prescription at the pharmacy counter, you’ll want to read this statement issued today from the nonprofit consumer group Medicare Rights Center: Today Senate and House cosponsors of the Medicare Part D Beneficiary Appeals Fairness Act (S.1365 and [...]

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Elder care home oversight focus of Eggman bills

Assemblywoman Susan Talamantes Eggman, D-Stockton, just introduced two bills, AB 1571 and AB 1572, to improve oversight and standards of care at senior residential facilities. Eggman, a former social worker, is part of a coalition of legislators who have authored a package of bills known together as the Residential Care Facilities for the Elderly (RCFE) [...]

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Consumer Watchdog Asks All Health Insurers To Give 90 Day Reprieve On Cancellations

Consumer Watchdog issued the following release today, in reaction to the action by Blue Shield of California that it is delaying its cancellation of individual-market health policies for 90 days: In response to the news that Blue Shield is delaying its cancellation of policies for 90 days, following a demand by the Department of Insurance, [...]

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A new age for health care

The Berkeley-based Greenlining Institute, in noting that Obamacare turns 3 on March 23, calls it a major milestone for Americans of color. Millions are gaining health insurance coverage as key provisions come into effect. Here is their statement: Millions of Americans will gain health coverage thanks to the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (ACA), [...]

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McNerney pushes VA for French Camp facility

Stockton’s member of Congress released the following statement today: Rep. Jerry McNerney, D-Stockton, wrote to Secretary Eric Shinseki of the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs, calling on the VA to guarantee and expedite funding for the construction of a new veterans medical facility and nursing home in San Joaquin County. McNerney was instrumental in securing [...]

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