Choosing The Right Medicare Plan Can Be Confusing. These Pharmacy Students Are Here To Help.
Students of the University of the Pacific’s School of Pharmacy will help seniors sort through all the confusion.
Capital Public Radio:
UOP School Of Pharmacy To Hold Medicare Health Fair
Seniors have until December 7 to enroll in Medicare Part D for their prescription medicine. Choosing a plan can be confusing but a group of pharmacists and pharmacy students can help recipients save thousands of dollars. Medicare Part D has some 30 different plans and choosing the wrong plan can be an expensive mistake. (Ibarra, 10/26)
In other news from across the state —
10 Sacramento-Area Residents Step Up To See If They’re A Kidney Match
Ten Sacramento-area residents – nine women and one man – say they are willing to be tested to see whether their kidneys might be a match for Chelsea Roman, a 32-year-old Sacramento woman whose kidneys are failing. “It’s just so incredible. I’m shocked,” Roman said, when The Bee told her about the response. “When my sister told me she spent yesterday making phone calls, I was brought to tears.” (Anderson, 10/26)
Tulare Hospital Closes To Patients Until New Management Found
Tulare Regional Medical Center and clinics will not be open for patients beginning midnight Sunday, leaving the city without a hospital and health workers potentially without jobs. The district issued a notice Thursday afternoon stating it is voluntarily suspending its license with the state of California to operate the 112-bed hospital, clinics and other outpatient facilities. The district set Sunday to stop operations, but Kevin Northcraft, district president, said people indicated at a Wednesday night board meeting that 23 patients would be moved out of the hospital Thursday. ... The company and the district board have been in a legal dispute. (Anderson, 10/26)
The San Diego Union-Tribune:
San Diego Doctor Becomes 150th President Of The California Medical Associaiton
Dr. Theodore “Ted” Mazer is the latest in a line of physicians stretching back to 1856 to lead the California Medical Association. Inaugurated last weekend, Mazer, a San Diego ear, nose and throat specialist, will serve a one-year term as the association’s 150th president, following Dr. Ruth Haskins of El Dorado Hills. Leading an organization that represents 43,000 doctors statewide started last year when Mazer, whose practice is in La Mesa near Alvarado Hospital, became president-elect. He is known for his work on a wide range of health care policy issues which culminated this year with the phasing out of Medicare’s “rural” designation for San Diego County. (Sisson, 10/26)