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Inland ACA numbers called good, not spectacular

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Nearly 40,000 residents in Riverside and San Bernardino counties signed up for the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act during the last three months of 2013. The total of 39,474 sign-ups means Covered California – the state entity that is administering the federal program – has met about 52 percent …

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Lawsuit would block major medical campus

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A judge is expected to rule this week on a lawsuit that seeks to block the development of a medical complex on the former March Air Force Base. The suit, filed by Moreno Valley, questions agreements between the March Joint Powers Authority, which oversees development at the former air base, …

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Obamacare sign-up numbers called solid

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Slightly more than one-half million California residents signed up for the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act during the last three months of 2013. During the same period, about 584,000 applicants were declared likely eligible for Medi-Cal coverage, and 630,000 state residents were moved into Medi-Cal from the state’s low-income …

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Local company to manufacture contraceptives

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One of the largest makers of generic drugs in the United States will convert its Corona facility into a manufacturing site for oral contraceptives. Actavis, which used to be Watson Pharmaceuticals before it changed its name and moved its corporate headquarters from Corona to New Jersey, announced the change last …

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Study: more Medicaid means more emergency room visits

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Use of emergency rooms will go up after Medicaid is expanded to cover millions more U.S. residents. A study, published this week in the journal Science, found that emergency room visits went up 40 percent in Oregon in 2008, when some low-income residents in the state gained Medicaid coverage through …

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Pharmacy chain must pay fine to Riverside County

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A judge has ordered CVS Pharmacy to pay Riverside County and two other California counties a combined $658,000 in connection with a civil lawsuit. The court order, signed earlier this month by San Diego County Superior Court Judge Lisa Schall, stemmed from a lawsuit that alleged that CVS pharmacists did …

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