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-~:J~mdl ~~ hz# -November 25, 1992 children's insurance expands throughout Kansas During the recently completed elec- tion campaigns, Americans heard quite a lot of talk about health insurance reform. Who'd have thought the begin- nings of a solutionwould be initiated by an insurance company? However, that's the case, according to Graham Barley, executive director of "I~e Caring Pro- gram for Children at Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Kansas. This program, organized by the Kansas Medical Society, the Kansas Hospital Association, and Blue Cross/ Blue Shield of Kansas, has actu- any b~h 8erv~g Kansas kids oflow- income families since 1989. Since then. it has served more than 1,430 children in five pi- lot counties: Crawford, Ellis, Saline, Sedgwlck and Shawnee. The program covers primary and preventative health services for chil- dren meeting ellgl- bility require- ments. Health care providers whoJoln the 'caring network' donate about half of their fees to the program. The hal= ance is covered by private donations. As a result of a highly successful fundralsing and a promising early re- sponse from the Kansas medical com- munity, the program is expanding. A hospital network is s~ up county by county, and program sponsors feel optimistic enough to begin accepting Gemst0nes plan s0up supper The Jewell Gemstones met on Monday, Nov. 9 at the Salem United Methodist Church at 6:40 p.m. The meeting was called to order by Clay Patterson, vlce-president. Shawna Dempsey read the minutes of the last meeting. Josh Bohnert gave a treas- urer's report. Jennifer Bolte gave a reporters report. The leaders eachgave a report. Jerry Birdsell reminded us about the officers training, on Nov. 17 at 7 p.m. at the courthouse. Peggy Bohnert told us about the soup supper, on Saturday, Nov. 28 from 5-8 p.m. at the Amerlcan Legion in Jewell. The soup committee will finalize the plans. Officers then performed a ceremony ",~zlmttting the new members." to the club. Lynn Matson led us in the 4-H pledge and the flag salute. Jenny Gibson lead us in a song. Sarah Birdsell and Tracy. Bohnert had recreation called "Change anything on your body." The meeting adjourned. The next meeting is at the JeweU Apartments on Dec. 14 at 6:30 p.m. Jennifer Bolte. reporter applications now for Jan. 1 effective dates. Various versions of The Caring Pro- gram for Children, oRen bearing similar names, have been developed in other states as well. The Kansas program is unique, however, in that it relies on cooperatlon between Kansas health care providers, including hospitals, and the state's largest insurer. Another unique feature is funding achieved completely through donated medical fees and cash contributions from the private sector. FoTCk'ddron 6n~YtS 12 ~ vlIPIs, including yearly prevontatlvo cha~ ar~ Inm~nimliona I vision examination I Outp~lent st~gm,l toneil~, mlde, hernkm md ear tubee I Four em~genc room vi~m I D~noetle lab snd I Four dWslndemnit Inpetiont hospital non4w2tctl bonaflm ~ comriu~t SSO0 phyoickm Inpatient bonoftte ~J'~)bll~ ~, o,---- I~fll~ Of a Oounty where pll~ rim m I Age 18 imcl under, unmarried; onrolled and attending echool if of ~;'ho ol 1G~xm wm~l~neowm at or I~How I ~t Inconw guldellrme: 2.3 .xml'bor hommhold 12,000 (or kma) 4 m~W~er hommhold 13,1160 $ m~mb~ household le~=~O 8 mmmber hotmehold 18,732 No ac~e to or ellgiblifty for feder~ or etme health Irmura.e I all etiglMo hlldron within tho houeohold mat apply / not 9u~m~ enrell~ under s I~alll~cam ~atraei. Physicians. optometrists, chiropractors and hospitals throughout the state have been invited to Join the 'carin~ network.' Bafly states that the response so far has been ex- tremely encour- aging. The Caring Program for Chil- dren is accepting applications now. An outline of the program's benefits and eligibility requirements appear above. To receive an applica- tion, call 1-800-432-3990. The amount that must be raised to provide coverage for each qualifying Kansas child for one year is $204. To learn how you may contribute to The Caring Program, call 1-800-432-0216, or simply mail contributions to The Caring Fund; 1133 SW. Topeka Blvd.; Topeka, KS 66629-0001. Commissioner's Corner Comml~ Todd: - I am a Kansas resident living about two miles Irom the state border. An agent friend of mine who lives in the adjoining state wants rm, insurance business, but is not licensed L~. Kansas. He says that so long as he takes my ap- plication in his state, the transaction ia legal. Is this correct? Dear KanMn: Your agent friend is in error. He may not write insurance on a Kansas resi- dent or Kansas risk unless he holds a nonresident license in Kansas. Simply taking your application in his state does not make it legal. If you have questions about your in- surance or Kansas insurance laws. please feel free to contact me by writing to: Ron Todd. Commissioner of Insur- ance, Kansas Insurance Department, 420 SW 9th Street. Topeka. Kansas 66612. For shorter and more general questions, please feel free to use my toll free Consumer Assistance hot-line 1- 800-432-2484. Air Compressor & Shop Equipment: Year End Reduction Sale Dec. 1 to Jan. 1 (No Direct Drive or Oiless) 3 hp. SINGLE STAGE 30 gal. SLOW RPM DUAL CANISTER FILTERS $349.00 5 hp. SINGLE STAGE 60 gal. SLOW RPM DUAL CANISTER FILTERS $449.00 5 HP. SINGLE STAGE 30 gal. SLOW RPM DUAL CANISTER FILTERS $389.00 3/4 hp. CONTRACTOR MODEL RUNS 2 NAIL GUNS $189.00 1 1/2 hp. CONTRACTOR MODEL RUNS 4 NAIL GUNS $289.00 5 hp. HONDA TWIN TANK TWIN CYL. W/REGULATOR $629.00 5 hp. BR1GGS TWIN TANK TWII~f'CYL. W/REGULATOR $529.00 5 hp. CAST IRON 2 STAGE W/MAG. STARTER (NO ALUMINUM) 10 hp. 120 gal. 4 cyl. 44 CFM W/MAG. STARTER (NO ALUMINUM) HOSE REELS WITH 50' GATES HOSE AND SPRING $58.00 4000# SHOP CRANE AND 20 TON PRESS. EACH $249.00 100# PRESSURE SAND BLASTER W/COUGAR VALVE $288.00 PARTS WASHERS W/AIR AGITATOR $149.00 16 SPEED FLOOR DRILL PRESS $189.00 5 hp. MOTORS, NEW 30% OFF SEVERAL USED COMPRESSORS SINGLE AND TWO STAGE, AIR TOOLS, GRINDERS, DRILLS, IMP. SOCKETS, AIR HOSE AND A LINE OF MILTON EXC. All in stock at 619 Mm'gan Downs, Ks. 67437 ATrue The first son, live east of Randall} had ging potatoes and she had to wash the mud Krier receives award Connie Krier has been named Employee of the Quarter. Krier is a Family Services Social Worker in the Beloit and Mankato Offices. . David Jacobs, Salina SRS Area DI- rector, stated, *Connie goes the extra mile .for both the SRS staff and the client. She always finds the positive in each person, believes in them and raises selfpride in others." Connie lives in Beloit where she is a member of St. John's Catholic Church and enjoys doing crafts, reading and spending time with her son Jordon. Gatt retaliation affects Kansas Agriculture The U.S. Trade Representative's Nov. 5 decision to impose increased duties on imports on white wine, rapeseed oil and wheat gluten from the European Community [EC), was the only option left to U.S. agriculture, says Kansas Secretary of Agriculture Sam Brownback. "Nobody wins in a trade dispute," Brownback said. "Imposing tariffs is a difficult action, but it was the only option left to the United States. Euro- pean oilseed subsidies have a major iml~et on Kansas lm~luee~," , Since tariffs will notbe imposed until Dec. 5, Brownback hopes there still is time to resolve the issue before any action is taken. After five years ofelfort to negotate a settlement and two GATr (General Agreement on Tariffs and Trade) panel rulings finding the EC otlsecd regime in violation of the GATr, Brownback believes the retaliation is Justified. According to State Statistician T.J. Byram, Kansas Agricultural Statistics, the European Community's noncom- pliance to GAIT oilseeds subsidies regime directly affects Kansas produc- ers. In fiscal year 1991, Kansas ex- ported approximately $113 million in soybeans and soybean products. Fig- uringthat 38 percent ofallU.S, exports are shipped to the EC, an estimated $43 million of Kansas so~ products reach the European Community annu- north the sound had been see nothing. She walked back through! room where she discovered flapping and glass the cause of the damage discerned. Then, ant on the floor on the room near the sofa. the feet, but its neck from hitting the wlndo~, There were the curtains and a few carpet. A lamp table in front of the windoW apart, but Alan was working condition. broken part of the glass shape of an angel. It seemed protection as in a few would have been sitting dow doing hand work. ally. The Office of the Trade Representative a statement saying, ment estimates the oilseed producers dies is about $1 billion The decision by ten, in particular, levels or~ field for Kansas. ucts, Inc. wheat and prised they (the U.S. Trade ] tives) finally field. thing to level the Brownback has viously sold subsized wheat the U.S. market at less production. Although the affect the three millton gluten entering the .monthly, Seaberg said : ducers could easily fill the i ures wouldn't affect the ttous breads or uses for wheat gluten. Having worked Deputy United States tative Julius Katz, firsthand how the EC reform for the 1992 crop, impaired the duty-free oilseeds. "Ultimately, we something to enforce ments," Brownback said. in findings from two GAIT they continue U.S.D. 104 Activities December Thurs., Dec. 3 ...................... M.S. BB vs. Randall Fri., Dec. 4 .... , ......................................... H.S. BB at Thurs., Dec. I0 .......................... WR Quad BB Tournament, Fri., Dec. 11 ............................... WR Quad BB Tournament, Sat., Dec. 12 .... ,...--. ............... WR Quad BB Tournament, Mon., Dec. 14, ............... Board of Education Mtg. at Esbon, 7:; Thurs., Dec. 17 ....... Elementary Christmas Program at BO, Fri,, Dee. 18.......,,..,, .... , ..... . .......... .--...._.,H.S, Sat., Dec. 19 ............... Board/Staff Christmas Dinner at BO, Mon., Dec. 21 ...... M.S. & H.S. Christmas Program at Esbon, Tue., Dec. 22 .. 1/2 day school, shuttle at 12:30, reg. buses Dec. 23-Dec. 31 ....................... NO SCHOOL, Christmas Vacsti0~ '-"''-'dra wa L L OUNTYBANK ~B~ P.O. 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