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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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After our month or so of daydreaming and looking at photos about a few fabulous international gardens, it’s about time to get to our own gardens. The winds are still blowing and it’s still a little cold outside, but have you ever thought of starting some plants from seed now? They can be ready to transplant into your yard in a few weeks. And besides, its fun to flip through the seed catalogs.

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If ever there was a time that is drop dead perfect for chasing big trout, this is it. Afternoon highs in the upper ’70s with overnight lows in the mid-50s will set up warming tides on shallow flats that will definitely have wall-hog trout on the move and feeding on mullet.

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The 2016 Chrysler 200 provides drivers and passengers with attractive style, a comfortable ride, and fuel economy ratings of up to 36 mpg. Since the introduction of the all-new Chrysler 200 in the spring of 2014, the car has resonated with consumers with steadily increasing sales.

With a starting MSRP of $21,995, consumers can choose from four mid-size models for the 2016 Chrysler 200: 2016 Chrysler 200 LX model, Chrysler Limited model, Chrysler 200S model and the premium Chrysler 200C.

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Odie is a 5-year-old dish found running the roads in Beaumont. His coat looks like a Dreamsicle with its beautiful markings. Odie is a talker and loves to have morning talks while you prepare his breakfast. He enjoys watching the birds out the window during the day. Not big on toys but litter box trained, we think he would be great in any home. He loves to sit in your lap and have his ears scratched. If you want a big handsome boy, go on down to the shelter before someone else snatches him up.

 

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