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Rockefeller Improves Medicare Prescription Drug Coverage for Seniors The Medicare Prescription Drug vulnerable populations. Seventy-one consistent with the rebate agreements Coverage Improvement Act, intro- percent of dual eligibles have annual provided to states, comparative clini- duced by Senator Jay Rockefeller, incomes below $10,000. Over half of cal effectiveness data, or prescription creates a Medicare-operated prescrip- all elderly dual eligibles are limited in drug rates negotiated under the Fed- tion drug option that will provide activities ofdaily living and, in com- eral Supply Schedule. stableand aftbrdableprescription drug parison to other Medicare beneficia- Creating a Medicare-Operated coverage to all Medicare enrollees, ries, they are much more likely to Prescription Drug Option. A Medi- The bill makes long-overdueimprove- have heart disease, pulmonary dis- care-operated prescription drug plan ments to Medicare coverage for se- ease, diabetes or Alzbeimer's. option would be created by the Secre- n iors who are simultaneously enrolled Background on the Medicare Pre-tary of Health and Human Services. in Medicaid. The bill also provides scription Drug Coverage Improve- This plan would be a stable and af- greater access to the low-income sub- ment Act of 2009: fordable option available to all Medi- sidy (LIS) program and allows the This legislation will significantly care beneficiaries. This plan would Secretary of Health and Human Ser- improve Medicare prescription drug create a robust prescription drug for- vices to negotiate directly with phar- coverage by: mulary based on patient safety, effi- maceutical companies to lower the Coordinating Medicare and Med- cacy and value. The formulary incen- cost of prescription drugs for all ben- icaidBenefits. AFederalCoordinated tive process would be transparent and eficiaries. Health Care Office would be estab- uniform. An advisory committee "Health care reform must not only lished to integrate benefits and im- would be created to review petitions help the uninsured, but also improve prove the coordination between the for drug inclusion and recommend the coverage that people have today," Federal government and the states for formulary changes. said Senator Rockefeller, Chairman individuals who are "dually-eligible" Improving Special Needs Plans of the Senate Finance Subcommittee individuals. Prescription drug cost- (SNPs). All SNPs would be required on Health Care. "This is especially sharingfordualsusinghomeandcom-to receive accreditation by the Na- true for seniors and those with dis- munity based services instead of in- tional Committee for Quality Assur- abilities. The Medicare prescription stitutionalized care would be elimi- ance (NCQA). SNPs would also be drug program is extremely difficult to hated, required to provide broader prescrip- navigate and many enrollees are still Lowering the Cost of Prescription tion drug coverage, better care coor- deniedaccesstotheprescriptiondrugs Drugs for Seniors. The bill would dination, and more standardized in- that they need," continued Rock- remove the prohibition on the ability formation about their drug utilization efeller, of the Secretary of Health and Human management protocols. Thislegislation will make the Medi- Services to negotiate directly with Expanding the Financial Help for care prescription drug program much pharmaceutical companies to lower Low-Income Seniors. Beginning more manageable for seniors and in- prescription drug prices. The Secre- January 1, 2010, the bill would in- dividuals with disabilities, particu- tary would be required to implement crease the low-income subsidy (LIS) larly those dually eligible for Medi- two or more of the following strate- resource limit for2010 to $27,500 for care and Medicaid. gies on an annual basis to reduce the an individualand$55,000foracouple. Nearly 8.8 million seniors andindi- cost of prescription drugs covered by For each subsequent year, the dollar viduals with disabilities are simulta- Medicare; direct price negotiation amount would increase by the annual neously enrolled in Medicare and with pharmaceutical manufacturers, percentage increase in the consumer Medicaid. These dually eligible indi- additional rebate agreements for price index (CPI). viduals are among our nation's most Medicare prescription drugs that are /s ? BOE Report: Special mtg. The Center for Campus Fire Safety tained smoke alarms and fire alarm has designated September as "Na- systemsinhibitearlydetectionoffires tional Campus Fire Safety Month" as well as prompt evacuation. with the goal of raising national aware- How you can reduce and prevent ness about the importance of protect- loss of life and property in on-and- ing our young adults. In West Vir- off campus housing: ginia from January 2000 through De- Look for fully sprinkler housing cember 2008, there were 96 reported when choosing a dorm or off-campus fires with one fire death and $$578,760 housing (most college fire deaths ac- in total estimated property loss due to tualty occur on off-campus housing). fire occurring in college housing such Never disable a smoke alarm or as dorms, fraternities, sororities and any other fire protection equipment. barracks. According to the National This is not only a crime, it endangers Fire Protection Association (NFPA), everyone in the building and respond- U. S. Fire departments responded to ing firefighters. an estimated annual average of 3,300 Regularly inspect rooms and build- fires in the same types of structures ings for fire hazards. Ask your local between 2002 and 2005. These fires fire department for assistance. averaged per year seven civilian During a power outage, use a deaths, 46 civilian fire inj/a'ies; and ~flfishliglit,-keep freSti batterieS for it: $25 million in direct property dam- Inspect exit doors and windows age. and make sure they're working prop- The Facts: erly. In cases where fire fatalities oc- Studentsshouldknowhowtoprop- curred on college campuses, alcohol erly notify the fire department using was often a factor. There is a strong the 911 system. link between alcohol and fire deaths. Always participate in fire drills In many adult fire fatalities, victims and practice escape routes andevacu- were under the influence at the time of ation plans. the fire. Alcohol abuse often impairs Take EVERY alarm seriously, it judgement and hampers evacuation could be the real event! efforts. Don't overload electrical outlets 72% of the reported fires involved and use extension cords properly. cooking equipment. The most com- Don't burn candles. montimeforfiresisduringtheevening Smoke only where allowed, and hours and on weekends, preferably outside the building. The Fire Risks: Check your school's rules about Four common factors in deadlyusing electrical appliances in your campus fires are:lack of fire sprinkler room. systems; missing or disabled smoke Use a surge protector for your alarms: careless disposal of smoking computer. Plug the protector directly materials and impaired judgement into an outlet. from alcohol use. Learn to properly use and main- . Misuse and carelessness with tairi heating and cooking appliances. smoking materials and candles are Note: The Center for Campus Fire the leading causes ofcivilian campus Safety is a non-profit organization deaths from 2002-2005. devoted to reducing fires at campuses Student apathy is prevalent. Many across the nation through education are unaware that fire is an actual risk advocacy. A collection of free re- or threat, sources for campus fire safety profes- Evacuation efforts are hindered sionals to use are available at the since fire alarms are often ignored. Center's website, including lesson Misuse of cooking appliances,plans, presentations and more. Visit overloaded electrical circuits andex- the Center's website at, www. tension cords increase the risk of fires, compusfiresafe, to learn more. Vandalized and improperly main- Statement From Senator Rockefeller on Senator Kennedy "Sharon and I are deeply saddened ery American.Ithasbeenmyhonorto by the heartbreaking news of Senator lock arms with him in many of these Ted Kennedy's passing, efforts, including the Children's Health "The American people and the Insurance Program and the Serve UnitedStatesSenatehavelostatouch- America Act, which inspires young stone. The cause of justice has lost its people to serve their country through bravest and boldest champion, and I public service. have lost a very dear friend. "Ted and his family reached amaz- "Because of Senator Ted Kennedy, ing heights and they inspired a nation, we became a better, stronger, more and each and every day of his life inclusive nation. For 46 years, he was honored the fallen heroes we will a legislative lion who gave voice to always cherish. the voiceless-fightin_g for working "WestVirginianshadaspecialcon- families, civil rights, wonten's righls, nection with Senator Kennedy and hualth care for all. and translorm~ng his entire family, he visited Ottl state the lives of children, seniors, and frequently over the years, and I was Americans with disabilities. In his proud to welcome him here many private lilt hc worked tirctcssl~, t~ times. impact so many people with endless "So many West Virginians were human actsofkindnessthat werencvcr touched by Senator Kennedy's loving known to most, but will always bc hand and their lives were improved treasured, he never stopped reaching by his tireless leadership. Together, to help people at every turn. we are all forever grateful for his "Nearly every p{ece of legislation service and his kind heart and wc will passed in the United States Senate miss him dearly. Now he behmgs to borehisimprintandreflectedhiscom- the ages." mitrncnt to making life better for cv- By Cassandra Huff, News Reporter Decisions regarding students and staff of Sand Fork and Troy schools were the purpose of the Wed., Aug. 19 Gilmer County Board of Education's special meeting. Sand Fork According to Superintendent John Bennett, Sand Fork's temporary fa- cilities were ready for the Fri., Aug. 21 inspection by the State and the Health Department. The previous concerns regarding the use of trailers as offices was being remedied. A modular office was being deliv- ered to Sand Fork for office accom- modations. Troy According to Superintendent Ben- nett, he saw Mr. Bill Elswick on Fri., Aug. 14, and received approval to proceed with repairs at Troy. Superintendent Bennett also indi- cated that it appeared students and staff should be moved back into the Troy facilities within one-to-two weeks. All repairs should be com- pleted by that time. He also indicated that extra people are being brought in to assist in the repairs. A motion was made to temporarily relocate the students and staff of Troy Elementary to Gienville Elementary. At that point, Vice President Larry Butcher interjected that he was disap- pointed Troy students and staff would have to be relocated at all. He went on to contend that the Board was led to believe that Troy could be repaired before school started. Board Member Dorothy Rhoades commented that the move was the best given situation for them. Board Member Misty Pritt added her commendation of Superintendent Bennett, and the hard work he has put in to accomplish what has already been done. President Phyllis Starkey agreed that Superintendent Bennett has bent over backwards in the efforts he has shown. At this time, V-P Butcher wanted to add to the original motion a specified deadline for the completion of the repairs at Troy, and to have the stu- dents and staff moved back in. After extended discussion, the mo- tion was amended, and a deadline bf Tues., Sept. 8, 2009 was set. It was agreed upon unanimously. Personnel There were several personnel mat- ters on the agenda. Resignations included the follow- ing: Vickie Ailman, Teacher, Troy Elementary; Mike Worf, Principal, Sand Fork; and Tonya Shingler, El- ementary Counselor for RESA. All resignations were approved unanimously. There were items of employment and new postings, all of which were unanimously approved. The End The next regularly scheduled meet- ing was to be Mon., Aug. 24 at 7 p.m. at the GCHS library. A Board workshop was announced for Mon., Aug. 31 at the BOE office at 4p.m. WE NEED NE , LISTINGs T.' CALL MARY LEE TO LIST YOUR PROPERTY ~rctic terns migrate farther than any other bird, about 11,000 miles each way between the Arctic and Antarc- tic. Thursday, September 10, 2009 -- The Glenville Democrat _~ Page 13 REALTOR" AGENCY INC. #804 - 900 MINERAL RD. - 3 BR home has LR, DR- kitchen and 1 1/2 baths. Basement with some cabinets for storage, and l car garage. Large back porch with lots of privacy. Walking distance to GSC and football field. Across the road from Medical Center. Chain link fence encloses yard. Good condition. Price $98,500.00 #207-TROY- Block home has LR, DR-Kitchen, 3 BR's and bath. Full basement, FA/CA, 200 amp electric, city water, new septic system reported, cellar in basement. One acre lot. Price $107,500.00 ;.~" ~i~ i~:~ . -~:ii. 11 .... "i,= ii!iil : ........ i .... #1600 - VANHORN DRIVE - 3 Br home has LR, DR- I I #803- 28 VANHORN DRIVE- Brick home with LR, DR, I kitchen, and 1 1/2 baths. Full basement with shower. Nicel Kitchen, 3 BR's, 2 Baths, full basement has FR, 2 rooms could be BR's, canning kitchen, wood stove in basement. 2 car I bigback porch. Lotgoesto theriver. Very well maintained.I garage, single car garage. Approx. 1 acre of land. $195,000~ Very nice area! $129,000 REDUCED $122,500 [ #101-CEDARVILLE- 2 story house and three lots. House I J has great room with living room, dining room, and kitchen. J I Upstairs has 3 BR's and bath. Price $45,000.00 .... :ii ............... iiiii! #0200 - BURNSVILLE: Metal building, 50 x 120 with ~ =:~.~ :,~ii: ).i ~ ,::iii! ii:~!i i~ ~ 1.28 acres. One - half of interior is finished, presently being used for a bar. Possible uses for this property are unlimited. ~,,,~:~ ~iiiiiiii~ir~ ~ ~ : ..... =,~ Call for more details. Price $340,000 ii:ii ii~iiiiiii~ ..... :' ......... #0201 - BURNSVILLE: 2 story brick building (46 x 52) [ ......................................................................................................... ] is presently being used as a business with two rental units upstairs. Could have 4 apartments with some remodeling. #1801 - TROY - 2 Br home has LR-DR or FR, kitchen Price $95,000 and bath. Sunporch and enclosed back porch. Some furniture included in the sale. 2 car garage with large workshop above. #301- S. LEWIS ST.- House with 6 apartments- 4- 2 BR Cellar with room above. Second garage type bldg. Old wash 1- 1 BR and 1 efficiency. Large lot. Price $60,000 house. City water and well. Lots of extras. Land contains .55 acres. Price $64,900.00 #0400 - COX'S MILLS: Brick ranch has large living ro~a~/l~~-rf]om area, 3 bed rml I ! 11 | | El I| o - car garage. Cellak,~ [ I11 d i( ings on oppo- site sid~~l~'~JA k[~J~ffd. Nice big yard. $120,000 make ff ~ea'~'oh~N~ffe?. #800 - 697 CEDAR CREEK RD.- 2002 Astro double wide home has 3 BR with walk-in closets, LR, with fireplace, DR-kitchen, laundry and 2 baths. Foundation is piers with block underpinning. 2 porches and concrete patio. Several outbuildings. City water, aeration septic and 2 wells. Short drive to town. Call for an appointment to view. $125,000.00 #800 -415 KANAWHA ST. - Nice 3 BR home with LR DR, kitchen and bath. Basement has FR, room with 1/2 bath used as office or BR, canning kitchen area, laundry area and plenty of storage. Home has FA & CA. One car detached garage. Bargain priced at $134,900.00 #1800- STEWARTS CREEK - Older country home has been completely remodeled. Home has LR, Parlor or BR, DR-Kitchen, 2 BRs and bath. House is completely lurntsi~ed with antiques that are included in the sale. Property contains 67 I/4 acres, has 2/5 minerals, free gas being used. There is a cellar & cellar house and a barn. 3 miles from town. Priced at $170,000 #1105 - EAST MAIN STREET: Two story house has apartment in upstmrs. Main floor has been used as a busi- ness. Lot fronts on E. Main and Morris Streets. Lots of possibilities. REDUCED $134,900 #1605- 154 BURNS ST., BURNSVILLE- A frame styl home has LR-DR area, kitchen, BR and bath on main Upstairs has BR with bath. Basement has FR with wood burne fireplace, BR that needs a little work and laundry with Large patio out of basement. Price $80,000.00 #1201- SAND FORK - House and 2 mobile homes on 13 lots. House has LR - DR, Kitchen, bath and laundry area, #2500 - Rt. 33/119 W- House, mobile home and 3.67 Upstairs has 3 BR's and sitting room or could be office on BR. Partial basement, 2 car garage, FA-CA, 2 rental trailers: m/1. Older home has LR-DR, kitchen, BR & bath on I st floor. Each has 2 BR's, LR-Kitchen and bath. Good income. Lots Upstairs has 2 BR's. Storage room, large closet room. Partial of yard space or garden areas. Fruit trees, basement. Mobile home had LR, kitchen, 3 BR's and bath. Well main road. City utilities. $150,000.00 maintained. There is an old barn and storage building. All for $75,000.00 #1202 - SAND FORK ROAD - 1352 Sand Fork RD.- One story home has LR, DR- Kitchen, 3 BR's, and bath. Full basement has BR, 2 other rooms, commode and shower. FA has, heat, new septic, drilled well and city water. 3/4 acre lot. Garage in basement. $69,500.00 #1300 - KANAWHA DRIVE HEIGHTS: On Rt. 5 West 32 building lots from one - half acre to over one acre. Gas, electric and water available. PRICES VARY FROM $10,000 to $20,000 #1606 - 10 E. MAIN ST.: Two story brick building. First floor is presently being used as a restaurant and has a full kitchen, bar area and dining room. The upstairs has 4 apts. There are three 2 BR's and one I BR. Good rental property. Price: $95,000.00 #1607 - 2889 WV HWY 5W- 3 BR home has LR, DR, Kitchen and bath. Full basement has wood stove, laundry area #1309 - BUSINESS PROPERTY AND BUILDING: with washer- dryer. Pull down steps to attic. City water. Price Good location with thriving business and two rental units. $65,000;00 All included in the sale. Price $175,000 #1310 - 141 - FOURTH STREET, in Burnsville. Very #1967 - 208 WHITING AVE - Lovely home with over nice home has LR, DR, Kitchen, 2BR, den, and bath. Base- 2,000 sq, ft. of living space. Home has large LR, formal DR, ment is completely finished. It has LR, DR, Kitchen, BR, kitchen with dining nook, FR with FP, 4BR's, 1 1/2 baths, large bath with laundry. Back porch, out building, cellar, nice, utility, targecarport, nicefrontporch, FA&CA,brickexterior, private backyard. Price $80,000.00 plastered walls. Well maintained. Large yard. Located on a corner lot. Nice residential neighborhood. Must be seen to be #1604 - NEWBERNE : Two lots has almost 1 acre. Old cellar and dug well filled with stone. Fronts on Newberne Rd. appreciated. JUST REDUCED TO $149,500.00 $9,000. #2308 - WALNUT/SPRING STREETS: This house on the corner o~~ Street has three #1969 CEDARVILLE.- 3 BR home has LR, DR, bedrooms, li,a~l~|4/~)'-~:~~;i~en and bath. Nice, kitchen and bath. Full basement has FR, BR, kitchen, bath large yard. Al-stf'~~J[~lJlP-df~ two other homes. and cellar. Above ground pool, one outbuilding and 2 car They each have three bedrooms, living roo- " - - "- - " m. Kitchen, family attached garage. Property has eleven lots, apple trees and room and a bath. All three priced at $90,000 blueberry bushes. New metal roof is being installed. Cal for more details. $150,000 REDUCED TO $145,000 Mary Lee MePherson Broker 462-7039 110 E. Main Street, Glenville, WV 26351 Sherry Bailey Agent 349-4265 Jack Heater Agent 462-5528 304-462-7039 Office www. rtol. net/townandcountry EQUAL HOUSING OPPORTUNITY Monday - Friday 9 a.m.- 5 p.m. Saturday By Appointment i.~, .