Here is some news worthy items brought to you by Amanda McKay, Bartholomew County's Consumer and Family Science Program Assistant.
EYE-CARE Eye-Care America is currently facilitating a public service for Senior Citizens. One in three people over the age of 65 experience age-related eye problems. To help in early detection of these degenerative diseases can help ward off more serious issues.
You can print off a certificate online; the qualifications and website are listed below.
You must be a US citizens or legal residents
65 and older
not seen an ophthalmologist in three or more years
Do not belong to an HMO or the VA
To determine if you, a family member or friend qualify for a referral through this program, call 800-222-EYES (3937) toll-free, 24 hours a day, seven days a week, 365 days a year
Who is Knocking at Your Door? The confusion swirling around Healthcare reform has helped fuel new scams to get money out of worried people. Insurance fraud isn't new to the United States but it sure has seen a surge according to www.npr.org.
Swindlers claiming to sell "Obama Care" may come knocking on your door with sweeteners to entice you to sign on now and hand over some cash.
In short, no one is going to be selling a “limited time only” deal so doesn’t worry about jumping on board or missing your opportunity.
Swindlers Exploit Confusion Over Health Care Law by Liz Halloran (http://www.npr.org/templates/story/story.php?storyId=125422561) shares some of the warning signs. Avoid or act slowly when someone approaches you with a deal that is "too good to be true" or if someone is being very pushy and aggressive.
Contact: http://www.naic.org/state_web_map.htm if you are contacted and you believe it is a scam.