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April 23rd

Beebe signs 'private option' plan into law

April 23, 2013

LITTLE ROCK — Gov. Mike Beebe has signed into law legislation that will allow Arkansas to use federal Medicaid dollars to purchase private health insurance for thousands of low-income residents.
Beebe signed the bills Tuesday. The measures set up the "private option" program that supporters have touted as an alternative to the Medicaid expansion called for under the federal health care law. The proposal would allow the state to purchase private insurance through an exchange set up through the law.

Saline County Relay for Life set for Friday-Saturday

April 23, 2013

Relay for Life of Saline County will begin 6 p.m. Friday and conclude 6 a.m. Saturday at Bishop Park in Bryant.
This is an American Cancer Society all-night event, where the community will come together to celebrate,
remember and fight back against cancer.
Following the opening ceremonies will be a scavenger hunt, Luminaria Ceremony, Mr./Ms. Relay Contest, and a tug of war contest.
The event will end with closing ceremonies and a final lap around the track.
For more information contact event chairs Renee Taggart at 501-529-3839 or Monica Harris at 501-804-3875.

Medicare seminar set for Wednesday at the library

April 23, 2013

An Arkansas Senior Health Insurance Information Program representative will present "Medicare Minute" on Wednesday at 5:30 in the Herzfeld Library in Benton.
The seminar is for anyone interested in learning more about how to navigate Medicare.
This month’s topic is “How to Pay the Least for Doctor’s Visits.”
The program is open to the public. No registration required.
Call 501-778-4766 for more information.

 

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