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Medical plans dangle gift cards and cash to get patients to take healthy steps

Patricia Alexander knew she needed a mammogram but just couldn’t find the time. “Every time I made an appointment, something would come up,” said Alexander, 53, who lives in Moreno Valley. Over the summer, her doctor’s office, part of Vantage Medical Group, promised her a $25 Target gift card if...
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