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In a publication Feb. 1, senior financial editor of HealthLeaders Media Christopher Cheney addresses the consequences of Texas’ refusal to expand Medicaid. Increasing pressures on primary care through the taxes imposed by the Affordable Care Act on healthcare organizations and the five-year annual decrease in Medicare Advantage reimbursement, which continues for two more years, resulting in a 28 percent decrease, in reimbursement, continues to decrease the ability of providers to care for our most vulnerable citizens.

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In a recent column, we met one of the Marys that we find in Scripture and determined that it is important to remember just which woman we are referencing in teaching or writing. Mary Magdalene is referred to in each of the four gospels as being an integral element in the ministry of Jesus Christ on earth.

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Q. I am set to go to justice court. I think I have a good case and I am very comfortable representing myself. If I win, will he be forced to pay me? Does he have to pay court costs if I win?

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Damon is handsome now and on his way to being a big, strong, manly cat. Adorable just won’t cut it. You just have to love his distinctive black and white spotted coat, especially with that little goatee and the cute spot on his nose. Damon is lovable, companionable, and a good natured guy, as well. He might act just a little bit timid in new situations with unfamiliar surroundings and noises, but give him just a minute and he’ll settle right in – especially if you hold him in your arms and cuddle him! He also enjoys running around and playing.

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History tells us that the story of Valentine’s Day begins in the third century with an oppressive Roman emperor, Claudius II, and a humble Christian martyr, Valentinus. We of course, do not know for certain if this is the case, but this version has lasted through countless years and has been repeated from generation to generation.

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