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Tuesday 09/23/2014

Sept. 23-- The mental health services offered by Kaiser Permanente could come in for additional criticism Wednesday during a public forum in Santa Rosa highlighting laws that require insurance providers to offer equal coverage for both mental health and physical health conditions. The HMO recently agreed to pay a $4 million fine levied by the state...

 

Sept. 23-- Maria Cepeda said she knows exactly how she will end her life. For Cepeda and hundreds of other Sonoma County residents, that usually means waiting hours while hospital staff searches for a bed in a facility outside the county. Because Cepeda's health care is covered by Medi-Cal, the state's Medicaid program for low-income residents, she essentially is...

 

It was not scheduled, but I need to say something about the situation in Syria. I am going to say something about the United Nations position on Syria. For more than a year, I have sounded the alarm bells about the brutality of extremist armed groups in Syria and the critical threat they pose to Syria and to international peace and security.

 

Sept. 24-- A year before Tiffany Galati's boyfriend, Andrew Tuono, was shot in a hit in Atlantic City that prosecutors say was arranged by her wannabe mobster father, she asked one of the same hit men to rough up an ex-boyfriend. "I wanted Jeff beat up," Tiffany Galati, 33, said on the stand testifying for the government in her father's murder-for-hire trial in federal...

 

Sept. 24-- Uber and other ride-share companies suffered a setback in Harrisburg on Tuesday, when authorizing legislation was withdrawn from a committee vote in the state House. There were sharp divisions among legislators about whether the law should exempt Philadelphia, which has its own regulations for taxicabs and limousines under the Parking Authority.

 

Sept. 24-- The chief executive of Park Nicollet Health Services announced Tuesday that he will retire at the end of the year, nearly two years after helping to engineer a merger with the Twin Cities insurance company HealthPartners. HealthPartners will divide the leadership duties among three people in various operational roles, which CEO Mary Brainerd said is...