The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on July 23, 1966 · Page 3
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Bythevffle (Art.) Courier Vtm - KEEP THIS HEALTH INSURANCE CARD Cuf wt •bii«>*lf*tf fhw SOCIAL SECURITY ACT NAME OF BENEFICIARY ...,,.. , HENRYD.WATKINS 'CLAIM NUMBER SEX •'• 237-930-496 IS ENTITLED TO S»N A. HEREV M If 'ECTIVe BATE 7-1-66 NINETEEN MILLION AMERICANS BOW possess fcealth '' Insurance cards and millions more, not necessarily 65, will also be eligible for medical aid. And toil, some say, : may be terribly expensive. How Much Will vii |» • v * •«* Medicaid Cost? MANILA NEWS—" n MRS. W. M. DAVIDSON By TOM NOLAN Washington Staff Correspondent Newspaper Enterprise Assn. WASHINGTON - (NEA) Like any new-bown baby, Medicare is causing some financial worries for its proud parents. - Chief among these is the fear : that a little - known section of the program will cost far more than even the wildest original prediction. This section Is Title 19, sometimes called Medicaid, and already Sen. John Wiliams R-De., is charging that the administration made a "mutimil- lion-dollar blunder" in estimating its cost. Many of the problems in Title IS may never surface since House and Senate committees are currently debating whether Congress really intended to be so magnanimbus with Medicaid. What Title 19 provides essentially is matching federal money to states aiding "medical indigents" under 21 and over 65, as well as any adult in between who is blind, disabled or part of a family with dependent children. It bears little resemblance to Medicare, since it is not tied to Social Security and, of course is not limited to the elderly. Title 19 leaves it up to the states to decide who is medically indigent. And that's the financial rub. New York's state legislature had originally approved a plan which would allow a family o four to earn $6,000 a year and still be medically indigent Some observers had estimated that more than a third of file state's IV million people wouli" have qualified for aid under thi yardstick. The plan was recent ly amended, and now require families with gross incomes o more than $2,500 to pay part o their bills. So far,'eight states have hai Medicaid plans approved by th Health, Education and Welfare Department. Six others, including New York's, are under 'HEW review. Together, the eight approved plans estimate their needs in additional federal funds to be about $260 million for the first year. HEW originally estimated the government's share of Medicaid (or the first year at $240 million. Doing some mental arithmetic Williams figures that if the 42 other states implement similar plans, Medicaid alone might cost taxpayers $1 billion annually. • , •" Many federal sources concede that Williams may be close to the mark. "If the states decide that half of their people are 'sick poor' — and in some places perhaps they are - then Medicaid is going to cost a lot of money," says one. Once the state legislature passes enabling legislation and the plan receives HEW approval, the program can start, financed mosty by federal money. Each state puts up a share proportionate to its per capita income: federal participation, It is said, will range from 55 to 83 per cent. . Financial worries are not the nly fears nagging the adminis- ration. "Nobody knows what cind of programs Title 19 is apable of producing," com- lains one senator. "It's more than likely some tates will adopt programs which in effect will do nothing," adds an HEW official. In some states, Medicaid indeed might never be adopted. This, of course, might lessen he goverment's financial burden, but it raises some prickly luestions in another area: government regulation. Wifii one evel of treatment available to the medically needy in some states and no program in others, Congress would face heavy iressure to rectify the imbalance. Whatever comes of these deliberations, some form of medical assistance for those who need it but can't pay for it — regardless of age — seems to be here to stay. The health care concept and the medical arofession will perhaps never be the same. Nor, for that matter, may the U. S. Treasury. Wesleyan Service, Guild of First Methodist Church in Manila met at the home of Mrs. Jack Wagner, Monday evening, with 12 members and three guests present, ' The meeting was opened with a prayer by Mrs. Jack Tipton who also conducted the final session of the Study of Acts, 'Then and Now." She was assisted by Mrs. Hazel Bacon, Mrs. Myrtle Pearson, Mrs. W..M. Davidson, Mrs. Chloe Garner, Mrs. Pleasant Mobley and Miss 'Georgia Lee Stuart. During the business session which followed, Mrs. Tipton presided. Minutes of the previous meeting were read and approved. The treasurer, Mrs. Mobley, gave her report. Meeting places were solicited for the month of August. Announcement was made of the Guild District meeting to be held in Monette, July 24, to hear the report of delegates to the National Assembly at Portland, Ore. Mrs. Rhoda Ashabranner was presented a special membership The meeting adjourned and the hostess served ice cream anc strawberries with banana nut bread. Woman's Society of Christian Service of Manila First Metho disk Church met at the home of Mrs. Flora Johnston and Mrs. Harvey Hill with U members present. Mrs. W. M. Davidson presented the program, "The EUB Story". She was assisted by Mrs. Claude Grain, Mrs. W. A Thieme, Mrs. Albert Scott, Mrs. Madge Brown and Mrs. J. 0. ROok. Mrs. Olive Holmes, president, presided over the business meeting when the minutes of the previous meeting were read and approved. The president announced that an executive meeting will be held at her home, Wednesday, July 27. . Other reports were heard. After the pledges were collected, the meeting was closed with the Lord's Prayer repeated fa unison. The hostesses served chocolate cake and lemonade. Mr. and Mrs. Neal Pierces of Flint, Mich., and Mrs. Ruth Barrow of Detroit, Mich., were guests Monday of Mr. and Mrs. A. T. Pierce and Mrs. Louise Ashabranner. Mr. and Mrs. James Wrighl of Tyler, Tex., were weekenc guests of Mr. and Mrs. Bert Williams, Mrs. Gerald Wallace Mrs. Madge Brown, Mr. a n < Mrs. Joe Hutton and Crockett Wright. News Of Men In Service lech-sergeant In the U. 8. Air Force. He is a flight engineer at Travis AFB, Calif. Sivertsen's wife, Etta, is the daughter of Nora Yancey of 119 "!. Vine Street. U. 8. Air Forc.e M-Sgt. Billy G. Johnson, son of Mr. and Mrs. Ira E. Johnson of Haytt, las been awarded the Air Medal at Blytheville, AFB. Johnson received the medal for meritorious achievement dur ing military flights in the Western Pacific. His wife, Peggy, is the daughter of Wilson Fox of Caruthersville. Army Pvt. Roy Brown has been assigned to the 223rd Quartermaster Company in Vietnam. Brown, a supply specialist, was formerly stationed at Fort Lee, Va. Army Pvt. John C. Franks, whose wife Janett lives in Osceola, has completed advanced infantry training, including a week of guerrilla warfare training at Fort Polk, La. Franks is the son of Mr. and Mrs. Cero Franks of Osceola. Charles A. Bray, Jr., son of Mr. and Mrs. Charles A. Bray, Sr., of Carthage, Miss., has been promoted to staff sergeant in the U. S. Air Force. Bray is an aircraft equipment repairman at Beal AFB., Cal., j and is married to the former' Joyce Elliot of Blytheville. Jerry D. Sivertsen, son of Mr. and Mrs. C. L. Sivertsen of Casper, Wyo., has been promoted to Edward I. Hamilton, son of Mr. and Mrs. Howard F. Ham- Iton of Fort Lauderdale, Fla., las been promoted to Airman 1-C in the U. S. Air Force. Hamilton, an aircraft mechanic at Blytheville AFB, is married to the former Carol Davis, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. J. T. Davis of 2120 Carolyn St. Radarman Third Class Billy G. Wadkins, USN, son of Mr. and Mrs. E. Wadkins of Route 3, is a crewmember aboard the attack transport USS Mountrail. The Mpuntran will operate in the Mediterranean with the U. S. Sixth Fleet, visiting ports in Italy, Greece, Sicily, Malta and Spain. Army Private Kenneth D. Wardlaw Jr. whose parent! live at 513 N. Division, completed a light vehicle driver course at Fort Leonard Wood, Mo., recently. . During the course, Wardlaw was trained in the operation and mainenance of miitary vehicles up to and including the two and one-half ton truck, - John H. Lynch, too of Mr* Bernice DeRoller of Kendall, N. Y., has been promoted to ittff sergeant in the U. S. Ari Force. He is an aircraft mechanic at Grlffiss AFB, N. V. Lyncb's wife, Gertie, is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Andy Moody of 1502 W. Cherry St.- The Rainwater • Workman Clinic 527 North 6th Street announces the return of M. L GODLEY, M.D. For the Practice of Internal Medicine Office Hours: Telephone By Appointment PO 3-8118 (Area Code 501) IN THE CHANCERY COURT FOR THE CHICKASAWBA DISTRICT OF MISSISSIPPI COUNTY, ARKANSAS JOHN G. HOYT, JR., AS TRUSTEE PLAINTIFF vs. No. 16872 HADLEY E. ROBINS, SR., et al DEFENDANTS WARNING ORDER The non-resident defendants, Henry K. Hoyt, James K. Hoyt, Percy C. Young, Hadley Robins, Jr., Mrs. Billy (Dorothy Lena) Reed, Mrs. Richard (Peggy) Hering, Mrs. James (Nancy) Goddard, Jacob David Robins, are warned to appear in the above Court and cause within thirty days and answer the Complaint filed against them by the Plaintiff John G. j Hoyt, Jr., as Trustee. i Witness my hand as clerk of I the Court and the seal thereof, j (SEAL) ! GERALDINE LISTON, Clerk By Betty Coats D.C. Oscar Fendler, Attorney for Plaintiff James W. Steinsiek, Attorney Ad Litem 7-23, 30, 8-6, 13 Read Courier News Classifieds HERMON JONES BD8INE86 MEN'S ASSURANCE CM. 148 onion »w nuuu a74-4WO llwnphU i. TfeoniMM Call tor FTM Coniult»tl<m. mninnct tot ttttM PUnalu Key Ifu, .Hrtntnhlp *a< dor- nonttoo. Onup. Pennon, Mln- m«nt »nd GENERAL MACHINE WORK & WELDING • TOOL AND DIE WORK • HEAT TREATING • ENGINEERING And DESIGNING BARKSDALE 325 South Broadway PO 2-2911 VAIII Know Whai Kenneth IUU! Is Talking About! KENNETH SULCER WHEN HE SAYS: • That government in Arkansas has been by the few and for the few and the time has come for this to end! • That if one of the machine candidates is elected, we'll only have a new face and name in the capitol. The unofficial Board of Directors who hold the power still will run the state. • That the machine candidates in this governor's race do NOT stand for change. They DO NOT want the new progressive government which Arkansas deserves. • That no candidate knows Northeast Arkansas like Kenneth Sulcer; that Kenneth Sulcer represents a chance to return the government of Arkansas to the people. ON TUESDAY VOTE FOR KENNETH SULCER FOR GOVERNOR J. C P °Buchanan, TlrfT Bowles, Charles Wlygul fe Loula Ocorgg CONGRESS QUALIFIED AND DEPENDABLE •^ Born and reared in Clay County, Lee Ward understands the problems and the people of the First Congressional District. if A practicing lawyer since 1938, Lee Ward is accustomed to helping others solve their serious problems. if An overseas veteran of World War II, Lee Ward knows the value of freedom. He recently flew to Vietnam to improve his ability to serve our country. if Lee Ward was elected by the war veterans of Arkansas to serve as State Commander of The American Legion. if Lee Ward was elected by the Lions of Eastern Arkansas to serve as District Governor of all Clubs in District 7-A. if The voters in six counties comprising the 12th Chancery District of Arkansas elected Lee Ward to serve six years as Chancery and Probate Judge. Only one Judge in the history of the District had a smaller percentage of his decisions reversed by the Supreme Court than Judge Ward. if Lee Ward has been a working member of the Methodist Church all his adult life. He has taught a men's Bible class the past 20 years. if Having served as Master Counsellor, Order of DeMolay, while in high school at Piggott, Lee Ward is now a Mason, Knight Templar, and Shriner. WITH A CONSTRUCTIVE PROGRAM if In Congrss Lee Ward will help build Arkansas State College into a University by establishing there a College of Veterinary Medicine. if Increased need for electrical power on farms requires a large build-up of REA generating and distribution facilities, calling for a large investment.. The REA needs a Rural Electric Bank on the order of farm loan banks to insure needed electric service to farm families. Lee Ward will work for that Bank in Congress. if Th personal income tax exemption of $600 must be increased to at least S800 to keep pace with increased cost of living. Lee Ward will work in Congress for that increased exemption. •*• Lee Ward will vote in Congress to protect and strengthen Social Security for the benefit of all persons. He will work with any Governor of Arkansas to increase welfare bnefits to our senior citizens through use of federal funds. ... ,. ir Because of our very low per capita income, the minimum wage must be extended to additional workers; and more of our money paid in federal taxes must be returned to Arkansas workers; and more of our money paid in federal taxes must be returned to Arkansas schools as a means of helping increase per capita income in Arkansas. JONESBORO CITIZENS FOR WARD Ch»ri Smool • J. W. Peters - lUIph Chlldi, Mental Commute* Pol. A«T. P»ld For By ChwlM Mooney

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