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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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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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Fraud alert for health insurance consumers

California Attorney General Kamala Harris issued the following alert regarding the removal of 10 private health insurance websites that may have misled Californians by imitating Covered California, the state’s official online health insurance marketplace: “These websites fraudulently imitated Covered California in order to lure consumers away from plans that provide the benefits of the Affordable [...]

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Medicare premiums and deductibles holding steady for 2014

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) has announced the 2014 Medicare Part B premium will remain $104.90 per month, the same as in 2013, as will the Part B deductible at $147, according to Joe Baker, president of the Medicare Rights Center. The news that Medicare premiums and deductibles are virtually unchanged is welcome [...]

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Olsen’s veteran bills clear first committees

Assembly Bills 150 and 151, sponsored by Assemblywoman Kristin Olsen, R-Modesto, passed unanimously out of both of their respective committees today. AB 150 would give honorably discharged and current active duty members of the military free admission to California’s state parks on Memorial Day and Veterans Day. AB 151 would allow local jurisdictions the option [...]

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