A big thanks to Dr. Dalton and to the NCJ for these articles. I have the new Anthem Blue Cross insurance and feel duped and outraged by my experiences with this immoral company. The list of "network providers" on their website appears to have absolutely no basis in reality. Every single "network" doctor I've called is not (and never has been) in the network. I am going to great expense and logistical turmoil to have a hip replacement out of Humboldt because there is not a single local orthopedic surgeon in the network. Not one! And now, after going through all the trouble of setting up the surgery elsewhere, I discover that THAT surgeon isn't in the network either! Never mind that he's listed on their website. This means I will have to pay at least double for the procedure. Is this any way to treat people who are already suffering? Yes, I'd agree that the system is broken.
Eight 911 calls in a year on a 4-unit apartment complex isn't a particularly high number? I'd say the owner isn't screening his tenants as well as he claims to be.
I'm glad the city stepped up (finally) to address these blatant code violations. I'd like to see them do the same with the former Downtowner. Irresponsible landowners who create neighborhood blight should be held accountable.
If you have precious metal collectibles, please do your homework. Before selling to these out-of-town sharks, call local pawn shops and coin dealers and ask what they pay for an ounce of silver or a gram of gold. Ask if their scales are certified by the USDA. Ask if they have an expert on staff who can evaluate old and rare coins. If you do go to the out-of-towners, ask the very same questions. Don't be fooled by the glitzy ads disguised as news stories. Metal prices are currently through the roof, but you'll generally make far more money by selling your collectibles locally.
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In Print This Week:
Apr 27, 2017
vol XXVIII issue 17
North Coast Journal
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