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Medical center to expand

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Loma Linda University Medical Center will undergo a major expansion. Two buildings will be constructed, one for adults and one for children, at a cost of a about $1.2 billion, according to a report in The Press-Enterprise. The adult tower will have 276 beds, 96 of which will be used …

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Hospital looks to help vets

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Riverside County Regional Medical Center is promising to provide quick treatment for veterans who cannot get help from hospitals in the Veterans Administration system. The medical center, which is not part of the VA system, is assuring veterans of treatment for basic healthcare within 24 hours regardless of whether they …

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Strike by pharmacists avoided…for now

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A strike by pharmacists against Kaiser Permanente was postponed this morning. Members of the Guild for Professional Pharmacists agreed to delay walking off the job until June 2 even though no agreement has been reached with the healthcare provider, said Robin Borden, the guild’s president. “We felt like we made …

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Obamacare strong in IE

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More than 122,000 Inland Empire residents have signed up for healthcare insurance under the federal Affordable Care Act. That figure exceeded expectations for the two-county region: officials had predicted that 76,000 residents would sign up for the ACA, according to Covered California, the state exchange that administers the program. Statewide, …

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Health clinic gets new facility

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East Valley Community Health Center in Pomona has a new home. On Tuesday, health care professionals and local dignitaries gathered at the center’s new facility, a former grocery store in the 1500 block of South Garey Avenue, according to a report originally published in the Inland Valley Daily Bulletin. The …

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ACA costs to drop slightly

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Health insurance subsidies associated with the Affordable Care Act will cost slightly less than previously expected.   The subsidies under Obamacare will total a little more than $1 trillion during the next 10 years, rather than close to $1.2 trillion, as originally estimated, according to a report released today by …

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