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An increasing number of seniors who spend time in the hospital are surprised to learn that they were not “admitted” patients – even though they may have stayed overnight in a bed and received treatment, tests and drugs.

When Janet Jones was laid off from her job as a financial assistant two years ago and hit rock bottom, inspiration struck.

The Obama administration says 7.3 million people have signed up for subsidized private health insurance under the health care law — down from 8 million reported earlier this year.

Children will be able to get free immunizations Saturday at Family Health Link, a health fair sponsored by Junior League of Charlotte, Mecklenburg County Health Department and Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools.

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