Food for the heart in a new California health program

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This idea makes so much sense. I love it!
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By David Gorn | July 17, 2018 | HEALTH

Sharon Quenton is feeling pretty good. She’s walking well, breathing well and feels like she’s going to be just fine.

The 67-year-old is three weeks removed from her latest trip to the hospital for problems related to congestive heart failure, a condition in which the heart can’t pump properly. That was scary, she said.

“I had water around my heart. I had to go to the hospital a few times,” Quenton said. “My breathing was acting crazy. But now, I’m cool. I’m all right.”

One reason she’s better, she said, is the two large grocery bags that just arrived at the front door of her little apartment in southwest Los Angeles—part of a new state experiment using diet to improve the health of congestive heart failure patients.

“So I have two bags for you. All your meals for the week,” delivery volunteer Susan Coleman told her. “Now, some of them are frozen …. They should go in the freezer.”

“Oh yeah, this is good stuff,” Quenton said as she unpacked everything. “It’s wonderful to get it.”

Quenton is one of those enrolled in a $6 million pilot project authorized last year by the Legislature and Gov. Jerry Brown. Run by the state Department of Health Care Services, it was launched in seven counties for 1,000 congestive heart failure patients in Medi-Cal, the state’s version of federal Medicaid care for the needy.

https://calmatters.org/articles/food-for-the-heart-in-a-new-california-health-program/
Wow, $6 million to serve 1,000 patients for 12 weeks, that's expensive.

$6,000 to fed a person for 12 weeks, I just spend a fraction of that in a year on groceries.
 
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Wow, $6 million to serve 1,000 patients for 12 weeks, that's expensive.

$6,000 to fed a person for 12 weeks, I just spend a fraction of that in a year on groceries.
well now let see...

84 days in 12 weeks
6,000 divided by 84 is just about 71 dollars a day.


HOLY SHIT!
 

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The right only has one question, is this person an "illegal"?
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