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September 6, 2012 I The Lovell Chronicle I 13 BY DAVID PECK AND PATTI CARPENTER North Big Horn County citizens are reminded that the Wyoming Legislature's Joint Labor, Health and Social Services Committee is meeting in Lovell this week. The committee is meet- ing at the Lovell Communi- ty Center, and work began Wednesday at 8 a.m. and continues at 8 a.m. Thurs- day and Friday. Rep. Elaine Harvey (R-Lovell) is chairman of the House committee and Sen. Charles Scott (R- Casper) chairs the Senate committee. Other members of the joint committee are Sen. Dan Dockstader (R-Af- ton), Sen. Marty Martin (D-Superior), Sen. Les- lie Nutting (R-Cheyenne), Sen. John Schiffer (R-Kay- cee), Rep. Joseph Barbu- to (D-Rock Springs), Rep. Bernadine Craft (D-Rock Springs), Rep. Gerald Gay (R-Casper), Rep. Keith Gingery (R-Jackson), Rep. Matt Greene (R-Laramie), Rep. David Miller (R-Ri- verton), Rep. Frank Peas- ley (R-Douglas) and Rep. Tom Reeder (R-Casper). On Thursday, Sept. 6, the committee will contin- ue to look at issues relat- ed to the Temporary Assis- tance for Needy Families program (TANF), in partic- ular funding status of cer- tain projects. Harvey said the discussion will include how much money the feder- al government plans to con- tribute to TANF and what the projected needs are for the program. The committee will also discuss the "welfare- to-work" program, • which requires recipients to gocussed. The discussion will backing. to work after five years of also include a discussionAt 10:30 a.m., Dr. assistance, about reimbursement ratesBraund, Director of There will also be a dis-for critical access hospitals Forsland, will speak on cussion about Medicaid en- and nursing homes, the topic of public health rollment fraud and the sta- At 4:30 p.m. Steve Bah- nursing. tus of prevention efforts, mer of the Wyoming Hospi-At 11:30 a.m. Toni At 10:30 a.m. the tal Association will speak, Decklever of the Wyoming Health Insurance Exchangealong with CEOs from areaNurses Assoc. will talk Steering Committee will hospitals, including Rickabout the Wyoming Center provide an update of infor- Schroeder, Jackie Claud- for Nursing and healthcare mation related to interstate son and Bill Patten. The partnerships. compacts. CEOs are expected to tes-At 1:30 p.m. Bob Fecht At 11 a.m., Darnell tify about how the proposed of the Wyoming Health Re- Simpson, President of theMedicaid rates will affect sources Network will speak. Chiropractors Associationthe viability of critical ac- At 2 p.m. Bill Sexton, in Wyoming will address cess hospitals in Big Horn Administrator of the State the committee with regardand neighboring counties.Hospital, will testify by to updating the laws and is- The discussion will be fol- phone about cost drivers sues related to chiropractic lowed by a public commentfor geriatric long-term care practice in the state, period, waivers. At 1:30 p.m., the Dept. On Friday, Sept. 7, the At 3 p.m., there will ofHealthwill discuss issues committee will begin the be a discussion about sub- related to Medicaid options, meeting at 8 a.m. and will stance abuse and preven- Harvey said she expects the continue to discuss Medic- tion services, followed by a discussion around informa- aid if necessary, public comment period. tion obtained in a recent At 10 a.m. a trend anal- The meeting will con- Medicaid options study toysis regarding developmen- clude with general com- be one of the "meatier" dis- tal preschool funding will mittee business like bill cussions of the meeting, take place. Harvey expects requests, and the next A Medicaid cost study this to be a "hot potato"meeting will be scheduled. will also be reviewed and a topic about a program sheThis is an open meeting statistical analysis of Med- considers highly success-and the public is invited to icaid paid childbirths inful with a small financial attend the entire session, Wyoming will also be dis-margin and heavy political Harvey said. North Big Horn Senior Center 757 Great Western Ave., Lovell Hot meals every weekday/ 60+ just s2.50 Non-seniors s4.75 Mon.'Fri.: 12-1pm No reservations required Red Apple 9 E. Main, Lovell All you need for a hot meal or picnic! Fe_,aCudn~ Chee"r,~rFde.,~ and WondeRoae˘ ohlck~nl Mon.-Sat.: 8am-8pm Sun.: 9am-6pm FOOD COURT 353 E. Main, Lovell 548-7979 Mon.-Thu rs: 1 lam-9pm Fri. & Sat. 11am-10pm Sun.: 11am-8pm Billings Clinic Providing Regional Specialty Healthcare for more than20 Years. Jared J. 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