Program aims at helping people take responsibility for preventive health care
A state-funded program designed to help provide preventive care for low-income adults who can’t get insurance could end before it’s fully begun.
The “Healthy Frontiers” program is the result of a bill passed by the 2010 Legislature, which initially set aside $750,000 from the state’s tobacco settlement trust fund to establish personal health savings accounts for as many as 500 participants.
A Northwest College faculty member has asked the college to consider offering health insurance benefits to same-sex partners.
Rachel Hanan, an assistant professor of English at Northwest, made the request during a meeting of the President’s Advisory Council last week. She noted that the University of Wyoming now provides benefits to same-sex and domestic partners, and she provided a copy of the UW policy.
The year 2011 began on a hopeful note for Powell Valley Healthcare when Paul Cardwell interviewed a second time to fill the vacant chief executive officer position and, also for a second time, was offered the job.
Cardwell initially accepted the position in fall 2010, then in November 2010 he said he wouldn’t be coming after all.