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CDC: Severe flu season possible

The federal Centers for Disease Control and Prevention in Atlanta released the following statement today, noting that early data suggests a potentially severe flu season this winter: Early data suggests that the current 2014-2015 flu season could be severe. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) urges immediate vaccination for anyone still unvaccinated this [...]

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Free day in state parks Tuesday for veterans

Hey vets! Among all the free stuff offered to you and your families on Veterans Day — along with a thank you from all of us — is free admission to California’s state parks. It’s good for veterans as well as active and reserve military personnel all day Tuesday, Nov. 11. Participating state parks include [...]

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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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