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2013-07-25 23:03:23

Attorneys Provide Advice on Programs for Older Americans and People with Disabilities Washington, DC (PRWEB) July 25, 2013 When President Lyndon B. Johnson signed Medicare and Medicaid into law on July 30, 1965, he stated, “No longer will older Americans be denied the healing miracle of modern medicine. No longer will illness crush and destroy the savings they have so carefully put away over a lifetime so they might enjoy dignity in their later years. No longer will young families see...

2013-07-25 16:25:04

Measure Will Ensure Hospital Fees, Matching Federal Dollars Are Used for Health Care Services SACRAMENTO, Calif., July 25, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- In a move aimed at ensuring that hospital funds intended to pay for care provided to low-income Californians are not diverted by lawmakers for other, non-hospital patient care purposes, the California Hospital Association (CHA) today filed ballot initiative language with the state Attorney General's (AG) office. The initiative,...

2013-07-22 23:16:08

Dr. Phillips Joins the Fight against Obesity. Lake Mary, FL (PRWEB) July 22, 2013 Medi-Weightloss Lake Mary is proud to announce the addition of Lane Phillips, DO as medical director and their recent move to a new location. Dr. Phillips is board certified in Family Practice and has specialized in Urgent Care for the past 11 years. He opened his first clinic in 2005. He received his Bachelor of Science degree from Florida State University and his medical degree from Nova Southeastern...

2013-06-27 16:25:14

Deep Cuts to Medi-Cal Providers Must Be Reversed to Prevent Holes in Safety Net SACRAMENTO, Calif., June 27, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- As the ink dries on the newly-signed state budget, Governor Brown and state lawmakers have taken a significant step forward in improving California's fiscal health. This year's on-time, balanced budget hopefully sets the groundwork for a new era in collaborative governance between the Executive and Legislative branches of state government....

2013-06-24 19:36:52

Compared with adults already enrolled in Medicaid, low-income uninsured adults who may be eligible for Medicaid under the Affordable Care Act were less likely to have chronic conditions such as hypertension, diabetes, and hypercholesterolemia, although those with 1 of these conditions were less likely to be aware they had it or to have the disease controlled, according to a study in the June 26 issue of JAMA. The study is being released early to coincide with its presentation at the...

2013-06-20 04:21:00

CARE Program Offers Discounts to Low-Income Households, Students, Renters LOS ANGELES, June 20, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- More low-income Southern California Gas Co. (SoCalGas) customers are eligible to save 20 percent on their monthly natural gas bill and receive no-cost energy efficient home improvements as a result of updated income guidelines for the state-sponsored California Alternate Rates for Energy (CARE) and Energy Savings Assistance Program. "SoCalGas is committed to enrolling...

2013-06-17 23:04:26

The Harris Family Center for Disability and Health Policy (HFCDHP) at Western University of Health Sciences has been awarded the sole contract statewide to analyze, revise and develop new materials and outreach efforts to help individuals with disabilities successfully navigate the California health care system under the Affordable Care Act. Pomona, CA (PRWEB) June 17, 2013 The Harris Family Center for Disability and Health Policy (HFCDHP) at Western University of Health Sciences has been...

2013-06-05 12:25:03

Updated Income Guidelines Expand Eligibility for Households in Need LOS ANGELES, June 5, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- More low-income Southern California Gas Co. (SoCalGas) customers are eligible to save 20 percent on their monthly natural gas bill and receive no-cost energy efficient home improvements as a result of updated income guidelines for the state-sponsored California Alternate Rates for Energy (CARE) and Energy Savings Assistance Program. (Logo:...

2013-05-31 16:23:39

New Statewide Survey Shows Overwhelming Public Support to Reverse Medi-Cal Cuts SAN LEANDRO, Calif., May 31, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Citing devastating impacts on California's most vulnerable patients, local hospital leaders joined with physicians and health care workers in Alameda County today to urge state officials to halt pending Medi-Cal payment cuts. The cuts stem from legislation originally enacted by the passage of AB 97 in 2011. Although the payment reductions...

2013-05-23 12:27:46

Covered California certifies nation's largest public plan LOS ANGELES, May 23, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- L.A. Care Health Plan, the largest publicly operated health plan in the country, is pleased to announce its selection as a Qualified Health Plan (QHP) by Covered California, the state's health benefit exchange. Established by the passage of federal health care reform, Covered California is creating a new insurance marketplace that will provide individuals and small...