Health Care Reform Resource Ctr.

Online portal will help Washington state residents prepare for implementation of the Affordable Care Act

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, U.S. Senator Patty Murray (D-WA) unveiled her “Health Care Reform Resource Center,” an online portal to help Washington state residents prepare for the upcoming implementation of the Affordable Care Act, including open enrollment of the Health Insurance Marketplace. The tools and resources available, in conjunction with HealthCare.gov,will help constituents understand their choices and select the coverage that best suits their needs when open enrollment in the new Health Insurance Marketplace begins October 1, 2013. The website also highlights some of the benefits of the law, already improving the lives of consumers across America.

“Ensuring that everyone can have access to quality, affordable health care is one of the most critical challenges facing our nation,” said Senator Murray. “For three years, Washingtonians have benefited from better access and a health care system that is working for them and not just for those who can afford it. I will continue to work with my colleagues in the Senate to improve health care quality and coverage for all Washingtonians and all Americans as we implement the Affordable Care Act.”

Visitors to the “Health Care Reform Resource Center” will have access to information on the benefits of the Affordable Care Act including:

- Creating Affordable Health Insurance Marketplaces
- Assistance for Small Business
- Expanding Coverage for Young Adults
- Making Rx Drugs Affordable for Seniors
- Covering Preventive Services with No Deductible or Co-pay
- Removing Lifetime Limits on Health Benefits
- Creating New Coverage Options for People with Pre-existing Conditions
- Providing a Better Value for Your Premium Dollar
- Scrutinizing Unreasonable Premium Increases
- Preventing Illness and Promoting Health
- Increasing Support for Community Health Centers
- Full Health Care Reform Law

Mason Conservation Meeting

The Mason Conservation District Board of Supervisors has scheduled a Special Meeting July 31st at 5:00 PM at the District office. The purpose of the meeting is to award a contract for the Skokomish Estuary Restoration Phase 3.

Saving the Coast, One Beach at a Time

coastsaverThis last Saturday, over forty volunteers cleaned the beach where dozens of canoes will be landing in a few days for the Paddle to Quinault event. The beach just south of the rocky headland is often referred to as “pristine” and “unspoiled” and yet marine debris invades it regularly. In preparation for the arrival of thousands of paddle event participants and visitors to their reservation, the Quinault Nation accepted an offer from Washington CoastSavers to remove as much marine debris off of the beach as possible.

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Senior Services For South Sound

Upcoming Schedule of Events - LACEY SENIOR CENTER: Potluck and Movie: Wednesday, 7/31, 6-9 pm. The movie will be Lincoln.
Hearing Seminar: Monday, 8/5, 11:30 am. Beltone Hearing will present about early stage hearing loss. Free screenings and hearing aid cleaning.
Healing Touch: Friday, 8/9, 9:45 am. Presentation with Martha McMahon. Find out what healing touch is and how to harness your energy to aid in the healing process.
Supper Club: Thursday, 8/15 at 5:30 pm. Join us at Curry Corner Restaurant. Call Lacey SC to register.

OLYMPIA SENIOR CENTER:
Community Awareness: Wednesday, 7/31, 10:15 am. Problem Gambling - Awareness and Prevention.
Automark Machine will be at the Olympia Senior Center on Thursday, August 1st, from 9 am until Noon, to help voters who are low vision or who have arthritis, tremors, or carpal tunnel. Must bring your unmarked ballot, including both envelopes.
Documentary: Friday, 8/2, 9:30 am. Side By Side.
Minor Walker Repairs: Tuesday, 8/6, 10-11 am.
Minor Hearing Aid Repair: Wednesday, 8/7, 10-11 am.
Community Awareness: Wednesday, 8/7, 10:15 am. The "First 7 Minutes". CPR awareness.
Supper Club: Thursday, 8/8, 5 pm. Puerto Vallarta. Van leaves Center Lobby at 4:30 pm.
Documentary: Friday, 8/9, 9:30 am. The Whale.

Upcoming Fundraisers:
August 3 - Entertainment Explosion Benefit Concert
August 17 - Lacey Luau
September 18 - Brighten Lives Luncheon
November 2 - Gala Auction
To find out more about these activities and fundraisers, please visit our website at www.southsoundseniors.org!