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    $980 savings for health care coverage and $200 for prescription drugs  Rep. Pete Aguilar announced that families in the Inland Empire will soon see more affordable prescription drugs and lower health insurance premiums because of key provisions in the Inflation Reduction Act: extending Affordable Care Act (ACA) tax credits and allowing Medicare to negotiate directly ...
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    By Stacy M. Brown NNPA Newswire Sr Nat’l Correspondent According to results from a new Commonwealth Fund survey, Americans who have suffered the most during the COVID-19 pandemic are also the most likely saddled with medical bill problems and debt. The Commonwealth Fund, a foundation that promotes a high-performing health care system that achieves better ...
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    California is making history through the American Rescue Plan by helping more people get quality health insurance at prices that have never been lower. The landmark pandemic-fighting law provides new and expanded financial assistance to help more people get covered and stay covered, and now it is helping Californians who recently lost their jobs. A ...
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    By Dianne Anderson Like a lot of people growing up in the old school under heavy-handed parents, a pop upside the head was considered par for the course. But for Andrea Robert, 15 years of child abuse left her with a brain injury, mild cognitive impairment, which has led her to tell everyone she meets ...
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    By Quinci LeGardye California Black Media Two weeks into January, California has not distributed as many COVID-19 vaccines as previously estimated. Gov. Gavin Newsom first acknowledged on Jan. 4 that the state’s vaccine rollout was “not good enough.” As of Jan. 8, less than a third of the over 2 million doses of vaccines that ...
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    “Of all the forms of inequality, injustice in health is the most shocking and inhuman.” — Martin Luther King Jr.   Three African American health leaders — advocates for expanded health care who are on the frontlines of the battle against COVID-19 raging across California — took a moment to reflect on the state of ...
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    With the first open-enrollment deadline approaching this week, Covered California urged consumers to sign up now so they can have their health care coverage be effective on Jan. 1. “Covered California is a critical safety net to help people get quality health care coverage during the surging pandemic and ongoing recession,” said Peter V. Lee, executive ...
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    By Quinci LeGardye California Black Media     California is expanding aid and protections to health care workers as the COVID-19 pandemic continues through two new laws and an executive order.    Late last month, Gov. Gavin Newsom signed an executive order that orders new actions on health care in response to the pandemic.    The order allows public health ...
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    By Allyson Y. Schwartz and Martha A. Dawson News about the novel coronavirus, which has now claimed over 100,000 American lives, is all around us. A subtext told in this reporting is the painful story of the pandemic’s devastating effect on people of color. While coronavirus does not know boundaries of race, income, or ethnicity, its disproportionate ...