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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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Volunteer, support Honor Guard

American Legion Karl Ross Post 16 is seeking volunteers to join its Honor Guard that serves at funerals to ensure that veterans from the greater Stockton area receive their “Final Salute” for their honorable service.  ”The Final Salute rendered by the Honor Guard is a reverent and solemn service to bid farewell to our departed [...]

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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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