Health officials are right to encourage Napa County residents to
get the flu vaccine (“As flu season nears, vaccines urged for
all,” Oct. 7).
Vaccinations are important for individuals, families and entire
communities because they can help stop an outbreak before it
starts. All Californians are healthier and places are safer when
we take control of our health and receive recommended
You receive a phone message that, because of the recent Supreme
Court decision to uphold the Affordable Health Care Act, you have
an opportunity to get health care at substantially discounted
rates. You call the 800-number, and the salesperson offers
“superior” health insurance at “group” rates with savings of 50
percent or more.
However, be aware of several scams that boast a special affinity
to this federal act.
HEALTH PLANS AND MEDICAL GROUPS DEMONSTRATE IMPROVED CARE FOR
CHILDREN, BUT SHOW MIXED RESULTS IN PREVENTING AND MANAGING
COSTLYAND DEBILITATING CHRONIC DISEASES FOR ADULTS
SACRAMENTO – The Office of the Patient Advocate (OPA) released
the 2013 Report Cards today on a redesigned, consumer-friendly
and, for the first time, as a mobile app for iPhone and iPad. The
Website and app make it easy for consumers to review quality
ratings on more than 40 clinical care measures for the state’s 10
largest commercial Health Maintenance Organizations (HMO), six
largest commercial Preferred Provider Organizations (PPO), and
209 medical groups.