July 2017 - Sovereign Health Group
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In September 2016, baseball players, coaches, members of the Cuban-American community and aficionados of the game mourned the death of the 24-year-old Cuban right-handed pitching ace, Jose Fernandez, who was killed when the boat he was in, crashed into a jetty and capsized off the coast of Miami’s South Beach. The other two unfortunate victims […]

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John Kingsley (name changed), a 36-year-old, former welder at a well-known San Diego shipyard, is in the midst of two difficult battles of his life. He was laid off on disciplinary grounds, owing to his addiction to prescription drugs, some time back. Soon he started experiencing health problems and had to go in for a […]

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Senators cast their votes narrowly on July 25, 2017, to initiate a debate on a bill aimed at overruling significant provisions of the Affordable Care Act (ACA). However, in a matter of hours, Republicans had to deal with a major blow when their exhaustive plan to repeal the former President Barack Obama’s health care law […]

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The revised health care bill by the Trump administration, Better Care Reconciliation Act of 2017 (BCRA), popularly known as Trumpcare, faced a major setback when two more Republican senators, Sen. Jerry Moran of Kansas, and Sen. Mike Lee of Utah, confirmed on July 17, 2017, that they would not be backing it. The bill, hailed […]

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“They used to hand out prescription opioids like candies back then,” sighed 43-year-old Jamie Lynn Dahlbeck of Jamestown, New York, remembering her constant battles with addiction. She had been prescribed opioids for the first time, way back in 1991, to manage the painful plantar warts on her feet. She was expecting her son, Zack Dahlbeck, […]

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In a letter dated July 7, 2017, drawing President Trump’s attention towards the deadly opioid abuse crisis ravaging the nation, five former governors of the states of Arkansas, Vermont, Kentucky, Hawaii and Washington, have expressed the pressing need for joint federal and state actions to curb the ever-growing numbers of fatal overdoses from heroin and […]

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Today, managing pain seems to be becoming a major health challenge in the U.S. Research conducted by several national health agencies suggest that lower back pain is the most common neurological ailment, followed by a severe headache or a migraine, neck pain and facial ache in the U.S. Added to this is the reality that […]

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“Two substance abuse treatment facilities in California refused to admit my son,” said a distraught Gary Millman of Santa Rosa, California, whose son was struggling with heroin addiction. “The moment they learnt that he had a Health Net policy, they wouldn’t touch him. The facilities don’t know if Health Net would come through on paying […]

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“Whoever you are, whatever your health care needs – We are your Health Net,™” is precisely what one sees on the home page of the Los Angeles-based insurance provider, Health Net, Inc. Being one of the largest insurance providers in the state of California, Health Net is not only responsible for ensuring health coverage that […]

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“Hey there! Fancy a hit of the great Smoochy Woochy Poochy?” whispers a menacing-looking street drug dealer, stepping over used needles in a dingy alleyway. “Or maybe a bit of Purple Rain or some Scooby Snacks,” he says, while attempting to allure passersby. As the sun sets in one of the most notorious neighborhoods of […]


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