Los Banos fourth grade students took a tour of Memorial Hospital Los Banos Rural Health Clinic on National Rural Health Day to learn about the role and importance of rural clinics in the Central Valley.
People in Merced County will see between 12 and 20 percent increases in premiums overall for next years health plans, said Merced County Human Service Agency officials. Anthem Blue Cross will also be reducing the amount of plans they offer.
The chief financial officer of the Merced clinic that closed and is under investigation by various federal and state agencies, Horisons Unlimited Health Care, is now the CFO at a health clinic in Lassen County, Northeastern Rural Health Clinics.
President Donald Trump's abrupt move to cut off federal payments to insurers jolted America's health care and political worlds alike on Friday, threatening to boost premiums for those in Merced County and millions more, disrupt insurance markets and shove Republicans into a renewed civil war over their efforts to shred "Obamacare."
The Merced area health clinic that closed its doors and filed for bankruptcy is being investigated by various state and federal agencies, according to court documents. The health clinics bankruptcy filing has also changed, which can mean some employees won't receive the wages they are owed.
The new type of mosquito found in Merced County likes to live around people in urban residential areas and can carry four different types of diseases, including Zika, according to Merced County Mosquito Abatement District officials.
Immigration policies that lead to legal status have the potential to improve the health of people in Merced County and other communities across the nation, a recent study from a UC Merced professor found.
Merced County wasn’t prepared for the influx of people who gained coverage through the Medi-Cal expansion because more doctors didn’t come with that. To fix that, officials representing Merced County are hoping for a medical school at a UC Merced, but that might not happen.
Health officials and advocates in Merced County are heading a program, Farm to Store, that puts locally grown fruits and vegetables in convenience stores around South Merced that otherwise wouldn't sell fresh produce. firstname.lastname@example.org
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