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

Responding to President-elect Donald Trump’s “health plan” released today (https://www.greatagain.gov/policy/healthcare.html), 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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Denham’s right (gulp!) … Build new French Camp VA medical facility now

My personal political views don’t often mesh with those of U.S. Rep. Jeff Denham, R-Modesto, but I have to agree with his comment following President Obama’s State of the Union address that the time is now to get the planned expansion of health facilities for our military veterans in French Camp off the ground and […]

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What the doctors have to say about timely access rules

The 7,000-member California Academy of Family Physicians says it is “cautiously optimistic” about the new law regulating HMO patients’ waiting times to see a physician, warning that the shortage of primary-care physicians – a chronic problem in San Joaquin County – could jeopardize its effects. According to a CAFP statement issued today, solving the state’s […]

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Timely access for patients: It’s about time

Anthony Wright of Health Access California provided the following information about the new Timely Access rules for HMO patients that take affect this week: California consumers will have greater assurance of getting appointments and care when they need them. New first-in-the-nation consumer protections are being put in place this week by the California Department of […]

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