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Twin Cities surgeon operated on wrong finger

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The California Department of Public Health fined Templeton’s Twin Cities Community Hospital $50,000 over a botched surgery. A surgeon operated on a patient’s pinky when it was the ring finger that was deformed. State health official fine hospitals for placing... (Continue reading)

California has a surplus, but retirement liabilities remain

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A few years after California faced a $26 billion deficit, lawmakers are debating how to spend a budget surplus. However, state officials have not tackled California’s unfunded pension liabilities problem, which is continuing to grow. [Contra Costa Times] The state... (Continue reading)

4 fabulous last minute gift ideas

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Is procrastination your middle name? If you haven’t started your holiday shopping, and the thought of battling department store crowds is giving you nightmares, one of the following unique local gifts is sure to please. And each can be picked... (Continue reading)

County delays decision on psychiatric hospital

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After more than three hours of discussion, the San Luis Obispo County Planning Commission delayed making a decision Thursday on a proposed mental health hospital in Templeton. The commission scheduled another hearing for Jan. 14. Harvey and Melanie Billig are... (Continue reading)

Should all illegal immigrants receive free health care?

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Of California’s 58 counties, only 10, including San Luis Obispo and Santa Barbara counties, do not provide undocumented juveniles state funded health coverage. In June, Gov. Jerry Brown signed a state budget that funds healthcare for such children. [LATimes] Polls... (Continue reading)

Covered California rates going up

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Health premiums for Californians using Obamacare will rise by an average of 4 percent in 2016. [LA Times] Premiums offered in Covered California, the state exchange, also increased by an average of 4 percent this year. Supporters of the system,... (Continue reading)

Covered California to collect health records

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Records of prescriptions, doctor visits and hospital stays belonging to Covered California enrollees will soon be part of a state database. [LA Times] Covered California, has announced plans to collect health insurance data on every patient. Executives say the data... (Continue reading)

Which California counties offer health care to illegal immigrants?

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San Luis Obispo County is not one of 11 California counties that provide low-cost health care to illegal immigrants, according to a Los Angeles Times report. A 1933 California law states counties must “relieve and support all incompetent, poor, indigent... (Continue reading)

More Californians signing up for health care plans

California’s state health exchange, Covered California, is reporting large numbers of residents signing up for health care plans under provisions in the nation’s new health care law. [Mercury News] Between Nov. 15 and Dec. 3, 300,000 Californians submitted applications to... (Continue reading)

De Groot nursing home closing

California health officials have determined that the de Groot nursing home for children in San Luis Obispo no longer qualifies to receive Medi-Cal program payments. Its provider agreement ends Oct. 8. After 23 years in business, the state said it... (Continue reading)



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