African American Women’s Health Legacy Project Holds Diabetic and Foot Care Workshop

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SACRAMENTO – When it comes to living better, a local group wants to help people put their best foot forward. The African American Women’s Health Legacy Project (AAWHL) joins with Sacramento State Nursing interns on Wednesday, November 6, to present a Diabetic and Foot Care Workshop. The event is scheduled to run from 12 noon […]

Insurance Providers Assist Californians With Gaining Access To Affordable Health Care

Amber Lidskin, an insurance agent who work for Kuhtz Diehl Insurance and Financial Services, has been holding mini-seminars around Sacramento to educate people about the Affordable Care Act (ACA).

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SACRAMENTO — One of the most regrettable things insurance agent Amber Lidskin has had to do will soon become a thing of the past and she’s happy about it. When Ms. Lidskin — an agent for Kuhtz Diel Insurance and Financial Services — would sit down with potential clients to discuss health care insurance packages, […]

California Health Plans Offer New Expanded Coverage and Competitive Rates to Individuals through “Covered California”

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SACRAMENTO – Covered California, the state’s health insurance exchange, announced today the participating health plans and proposed rates that will be available for individuals and families. This announcement provides tangible evidence of the individual market’s transformation under the Affordable Care Act (ACA) and reveals a competitive market that will offer consumers a wide range of […]

Physician Launches Black Health Website

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NATIONWIDE – The glaring realities facing the Black community’s health and well-being are in a state of emergency. Whether it is high blood pressure, diabetes, HIV/AIDS, various forms of cancer or obesity, Blacks in many cases have the unfortunate distinction as the leading sufferers of these health maladies. Dr. Corey Hebert aims to help tackle […]

Study: Privatized Medicare Would Increase Premiums


WASHINGTON – Nearly six in 10 Medicare recipients would pay higher premiums under a hypothetical privatized system along the lines of what Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney has proposed, according to a study released Monday. The report by the nonpartisan Kaiser Family Foundation also found striking regional differences that could lead to big premium hikes […]

Free Flu Shots Offered By Molina Medical

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SACRAMENTO – Molina Medical is holding a free flu shot event at its 55th and Norwood clinic in Sacramento. Flu season is just around the corner and the best way to prevent getting the flu is to get vaccinated. *Shots will be provided at no cost to the first 100 people. The Center for Disease […]

Health Care Tax Penalty to Hit Nearly 6 Million Uninsured People


WASHINGTON – Nearly 6 million Americans – significantly more than first estimated- will face a tax penalty under President Barack Obama‘s health overhaul for not getting insurance, congressional analysts said Wednesday. Most would be in the middle class. The new estimate amounts to an inconvenient fact for the administration, a reminder of what critics see […]

Poll: Most Registered Voters In Calif. Support Federal Health Care Overhaul

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SACRAMENTO — A new poll finds that Californians support the federal health care overhaul but many don’t think it will affect them. The Field Poll published Monday found that 54 percent of registered voters support the Affordable Care Act and 37 percent oppose it. Support has grown since last year in a state which has […]

Doctors Shortage Expected to Worsen with Surge of New Patients


WASHINGTON – As more people become covered as a result of the Affordable Care Act recently upheld by the United States Supreme Court, the current shortage of physicians is expect worsen, according to medical experts. “We have a looming shortage of primary care physicians in this country,” said Esther Dyer, executive director of National Medical […]

Supreme Court Hands Obama a Huge Healthcare Victory


WASHINGTON – With conservative Chief Justice John G. Roberts, Jr. providing a surprise supporting vote, the United States Supreme Court gave President Barack Obama a major victory Thursday by upholding the constitutionality of the Affordable Health Care Act. In the most watched Supreme Court case since Bush v. Gore in 2000, the justices upheld the […]