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CHC supervisors hit with sexual harassment lawsuits

Sexual harassment lawsuits against Community Health Center (CHC) appear to be piling up. During the past year, two receptionists filed suits against their CHC supervisors. Office Manager Frank Perez is accused of having problems keeping his hands and lewd comments... (Continue reading)

California Men’s Colony issues 66 layoff notices

The health care services department at the California Men’s Colony in San Luis Obispo sent out 66 layoff notices giving a six months warning of layoffs to take effect Dec. 1. Every psychiatric technician at the facility received a notice... (Continue reading)

Tenet Healthcare contemplates exclusive healthcare provider networks

By KAREN VELIE Tenet Healthcare, the parent company of two San Luis Obispo County hospitals, is contemplating switching to exclusive healthcare provider networks to provide doctors to its local hospitals. Currently, Sierra Vista Regional Medical Center and Twin Cities Community... (Continue reading)

Compass Health $1.1 million class action settlement

Grover Beach based Compass Health agreed to pay a $1.1 million settlement in a class action lawsuit for multiple violations of California’s labor code, according to a March 5 agreement. In the suit filed last year by San Luis Obispo... (Continue reading)

Misrepresentations in the Affordable Care Act

OPINION By MATT KOKKONEN “If you like your insurance, you can keep your insurance, period. If you like your doctor you can keep your doctor, period.” Obama was selling Obamacare to us and advocating that those insured with “grandfathered policies”... (Continue reading)

California senator proposes Obamacare for illegal immigrants

California should grant immigrants who enter the country illegally access to state-sponsored health insurance, the head of the Legislature’s Latino caucus announced Friday. [LA Times] Democratic Sen. Ricardo Lara said he plans to introduce a bill similar to the Affordable... (Continue reading)

Welcome in Obama Care

OPINION By STEW JENKINS For fear mongers who have tried selling doubt, facts already show that the Affordable Care Act is bringing down health insurance costs making coverage available to everyone. Passed by Congress and upheld by the United States... (Continue reading)

Mom and Medi-Cal

By GORDON MULLIN (Editor’s note: This is the first edition of a column by San Luis Obispo financial planner Gordon Mullin called A Penny Saved) $95,136.88 That’s the sum that my deceased mother’s estate owed to California’s Medi-Cal program. That’s the amount... (Continue reading)

Prescription meds school policy loosened

Unlicensed school personnel can now administer prescription medications, including insulin injections, to students following a landmark California Supreme Court decision handed down this week. (Sacramento Bee) The unanimous 26-page decision overturned two lower court decisions which had held that only... (Continue reading)

Arroyo Grande Hospital employees protest poor wages

Arroyo Grande Hospital employees held a protest on Saturday against Dignity Health over lower than market wages. The Service Employees International Union-United Healthcare Workers, say they want the same pay as Marian Regional Medical Center and French Hospital Medical Center... (Continue reading)



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