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    Don’t Lose Yours By McKenzie Jackson California Black Media Five percent of the 225,231 Californians who lost their Medi-Cal coverage in June were African American. According to numbers from the California Department of Health Care Services (DHCS), around 14,000 Black Californians lost health insurance with the state’s safety net health care exchange because they didn’t ...
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    By Dianne Anderson Just about every area of city government has commission seats up for grabs for everyday people that want to help their community, push policy, grab the attention of decision-makers, and give advice on new projects and programs. Right now, there are 42 vacancies on 28 commissions in Long Beach. Mayor Rex Richardson ...
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    By Aldon Thomas Stiles California Black Media Gov. Gavin Newsom has signed into law Assembly Bill (AB) 832, which updates California’s eviction moratorium rules and extends it. “California is coming roaring back from the pandemic, but the economic impacts of COVID-19 continue to disproportionately impact so many low-income Californians, tenants and small landlords alike,” Newsom ...
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    California is making history through the American Rescue Plan by helping more people get quality health insurance at prices that have never been lower. The landmark pandemic-fighting law provides new and expanded financial assistance to help more people get covered and stay covered, and now it is helping Californians who recently lost their jobs. A ...
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    By Stacy M. Brown NNPA Newswire Sr Nat’l Correspondent If the 2020 election’s importance wasn’t apparent to those casting ballots, a federal judge’s decision on Sunday might have underscored the urgency. In a decision that had far-reaching consequences during a deadly pandemic that’s cost more than 219,000 Americans their lives, the court ruled on Oct. ...
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    70,000 Riverside County households received supplemental food benefits for March To assist families and seniors during the COVID-19 crisis, the state will be providing supplemental food benefits to new and existing Cal Fresh recipients on May 10. The extra benefits will be the second of two short-term infusions the state is making to help CalFresh ...
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    By Lauren Victoria Burke NNPA Newswire Contributor The Trump Administration has finalized implementation of new work requirement rules that would cut food stamp benefits for 700,000 Americans. The average food stamp payout is $36 per month. Though the Trump Administration estimates that under 700,000 people will be impacted by their policy changes, the Urban Institute ...
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    By Greg Dill At a family reunion last month, my Aunt Abby and Uncle Glen got into a squabble over the best way to get their Medicare benefits. Uncle Glen is an Original Medicare man, and has been for nearly a decade. Aunt Abby prefers Medicare Advantage, which is similar to a health plan she ...