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Blue Shield’s Trims To Out-Of-State Coverage Give Some Californians The Blues | California Healthline

To keep costs down, Blue Shield of California next year will scale back on a program allowing members to receive a wide range of care beyond the state’s borders. Customers with individual plans mos… Source: Blue Shield’s Trims To Out-Of-State Coverage Give Some Californians The Blues | California Healthline

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One Implant, Two Prices. It Depends On Who’s Paying. | California Healthline

Breast implants — used for both cancer and cosmetic surgeries — give a glimpse into how hospitals mark up prices of medical devices to increase their bottom lines. Source: One Implant, Two Prices. It Depends On Who’s Paying. | California Healthline

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As U.S. Suicides Rates Rise, Hispanics Show Relative Immunity | California Healthline

Support from family and community appear to shield Latinos from rising suicide rates, researchers say. Source: As U.S. Suicides Rates Rise, Hispanics Show Relative Immunity | California Healthline

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Need Health Insurance? The Deadline Is Dec. 15 | California Healthline

Enrollment is lagging compared with last year’s pace. But experts say sign-ups tend to accelerate as the deadline nears, and many people will be automatically re-enrolled, so the final numbers coul… Source: Need Health Insurance? The Deadline Is Dec. 15 | California Healthline

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‘Abhorrent’ condition of autistic B.C. boy shows flaws in care system: report – Salmon Arm Observer

‘Charlie’ was underweight and ‘covered in feces’ when he was removed from his mom’s care Source: ‘Abhorrent’ condition of autistic B.C. boy shows flaws in care system: report – Salmon Arm Observer

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I-Team: Father wants autistic son to wear device for protection; CCSD wants to limit how it’s used

A Las Vegas valley father is on a mission to protect his son in school. Josh Wahrer said a school employee hurt his son, who has autism, earlier in the school year.  So now, Wahrer wants to use a device to protect him. Source: I-Team: Father wants autistic son to wear device for protection; CCSD […]

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Neglect of autistic boy highlights care gaps: B.C.’s children’s representative | Windsor Star

VICTORIA — The plight of a 12-year-old boy who endured years of neglect and malnutrition should lead to an overhaul of the child welfare system in British Columbia to support kids with complex needs, says the children’s representative. Source: Neglect of autistic boy highlights care gaps: B.C.’s children’s representative | Windsor Star