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WG Opens Health Center In Salinas

2010 August 05.

Tomorrow, the Cedar Health and Wellness Center will be open for business in Salinas. With all the confusion and uncertainly of HealthCare Reform, the need for employers to control health care costs while taking care of workers is as critical as ever. Understanding and examining this challenge, WGAT and Pinnacle Claims Management (PCMI) have partnered with HealthStat to offer members and plan participants a local, friendly, bilingual, confidential and cost-effective health care option – the Cedar Health and Wellness Center.

WG Provides Preliminary Health Care Reform Analysis

2010 March 30.

Congress has finished its work on health care reform and the final bill, the Health Care and Education Affordability Act of 2010 (reconciliation bill), was signed into law today by President Barack Obama. Western Growers is offering a preliminary analysis of the reconciliation bill, which supersedes the health care reform package that was signed into law last week, here.

Senate OKs Health Care Fix-It Bill

2010 March 25.

(AP) Democrats muscled legislation through the Senate on Thursday reshaping parts of the new health care overhaul law, sending it back to the House for what is expected to be final congressional approval. With Vice President Joe Biden presiding in case his vote was needed to break a tie, the Senate approved the measure by 56-43. Underscoring the partisan divide that has characterized the long-running health care fight, all voting Republicans opposed the measure, as did three Democrats: Arkansas Sens. Blanche Lincoln and Mark Pryor, and Nebraska Sen. Ben Nelson.

Health Care Reform Details

2010 March 23.

Western Growers continues to be engaged in the Senate’s health care reconciliation process, pouring over legislative language and urging key Senators to consider the unique needs of production agriculture.