• US officially raises the tobacco buying age to 21

    A new law in the United States that prohibits the sale of tobacco products to anyone under the age of 21 is now in effect, according to the US Food and Drug Administration. Last week, President Donald Trump signed the new minimum age into law as part of a sweeping spending bill. On Friday, the FDA noted on its website that […]

  • Covered California’s Bus Tour Stops in the Valley to Promote Healthcare Insurance

    [bc_video video_id=”5967152729001″ account_id=”5728959025001″ player_id=”Hkbio1usDM” embed=”in-page” padding_top=”56%” autoplay=”” min_width=”0px” max_width=”640px” width=”100%” height=”100%”] A large dance troop took the stage at College of the Desert campus in Palm Desert on Wednesday with an interpretative dance, with one message: life can change in an instant. That’s the motto of the Covered California bust tour. Peter Lee, executive director […]

  • Taxes: Health Insurance Penalties Rise

    Palm Springs, CA It’s just four days until your taxes have to be filed, and if you don’t have health insurance you’re paying more this year. The penalty went up this year under the Affordable Care Act meaning if you don’t have insurance, you’re paying hundreds more than last year. RosaLinda Garcia is paying the […]

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