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Medicare to pay $450 to help seniors lose weight, avoid diabetes

Medicare to pay $450 to help seniors lose weight, avoid diabetes

Oscar and Teri Lara of Rancho Bernardo were diagnosed with prediabetes a few months ago, a condition 86 million Americans share. That means the retired couple live with a greater chance they’ll develop diabetes, which can lead to heart, nerve, kidney and eye disease, and an early death. The Laras are lucky.  Nine in 10 Americans don’t know they have ... Read More »

Harris pleads for Medi-Cal kids, but critics decry a welfare state

Harris pleads for Medi-Cal kids, but critics decry a welfare state

Newly minted California Sen. Kamala Harris recently tweeted her warning about the doom to befall her state’s children if the GOP’s health care replacement cuts federal Medicaid spending.   1 in 2 Californian children depend on Medicaid. This plan’s cuts to Medicaid attacks those who need heath care most. https://t.co/GBRQkFO0st — Kamala Harris (@KamalaHarris) February 24, 2017 Harris probably didn’t ... Read More »