Land trust plans Wellness Walk

Join Kennebunk Land Trust on Sunday, Oct. 25 at 11 a.m. for an October Wellness Walk at the For All Forever Preserve, an 111-acre property that contains forest, wetland areas, beautiful fields, and a mile of frontage on the Mousam River. It will be a less than 1-mile, social walk.

Kennebunk Land Trust will host an October Wellness Walk at the For All Forever Preserve at 11 a.m. Sunday, Oct. 25. Courtesy photo

The trail reflects a wide, relatively flat path. During this social walk, there will also be an opportunity to learn more about Kennebunk Land Trust’s partnership with the University of New England to restore the American chestnut as well as how the For All Forever field has created important habitat for pollinators.

RSVP required and masks are required. To RSVP, email [email protected] This walk is free and open to the public. Participants are encouraged to wear

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Global Pandemic Disrupts Final Clubs’ Recruitment Plans | News

COVID-19 has disrupted all aspects of Harvard life — including the efforts of the College’s most prestigious social groups to induct hopeful sophomores.

This semester, twelve final clubs on campus are not holding punch — the process by which final clubs recruit students each fall — due to the global health crisis, according to members of each club, who spoke with The Crimson on the condition of anonymity to divulge internal decisions.

The clubs not moving forward with punch include the Bee Club, the Spee Club, the IC Club, the Delphic Club, the Fly Club, the Owl Club, the Porcellian Club, the Phoenix S.K. Club, the Fox Club, the Sablière Society, La Vie Club, and the Exister Society.

The Crimson was unable to confirm the punch plans of the A.D. Club and the Pleiades Society — the only other two final clubs on campus.

Serena G. Pellegrino ’23, who said

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Catholic Health unveils plans for ‘state-of-the-art’ hospital in Lockport

Catholic Health will begin looking at several land options in Lockport and plans to begin construction in 2021 with an opening date in 2023.

LOCKPORT, N.Y. — Catholic Health leaders have announced a “hospital of the future” coming to Lockport. 

Catholic Health President and CEO Mark A. Sullivan, announced Tuesday a management agreement between the health system and Eastern Niagara Hospital that will lead to the construction of a state-of-the-art hospital.

“We are ensuring sustainable, accessible, high quality healthcare in Eastern Niagara County, while building a hospital of the future that will serve area residents for years to come,” Sullivan said. “We are grateful for the support and coordination from the New York State Department of Health throughout this process.  This agreement is about neighbors taking care of neighbors, preserving healthcare jobs in the community, and supporting the dedicated staff who have provided high quality care under difficult circumstances. In

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Tufts Health Plan Medicare Plans Earn 5 Stars – the Highest Rating

WATERTOWN, Mass., Oct. 13, 2020 /PRNewswire/ — For an unprecedented sixth year in a row, Tufts Health Plan ’s Medicare Plans have once again been rated among the top health plans in the country.

The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) rated Tufts Medicare Preferred HMO and Senior Care Options 5 out of 5 Stars in its annual Star Quality Ratings for 2021. With 400 plans rated nationally, this puts Tufts Health Plan’s Medicare plans in the top five percent nationally. Tufts Health Plan is one of only two plans in the country to receive this rating for six years in a row.

Tufts Health Plan’s Part D Prescription Drug Plan also received 5 Stars, the only plan to receive this rating in Massachusetts.

Tufts Health Plan has 105,000 members in its HMO and Senior Care Options plans, making it a market leader for both segments. In Massachusetts, it

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Versant Health Adds Vision Plans To Employee Navigator Platform

“We’re excited to be joining the Employee Navigator marketplace,” said Kirk Rothrock, Chief Executive Officer of Versant Health. “The relationship makes it simpler for brokers to enroll clients in our vision plans and creates a modern, unified enrollment process for employees.”

The integration currently supports new plan enrollments, including initial enrollments, new hires, changes and updates to workplace benefit offerings and Consolidated Omnibus Budget Reconciliation Act (COBRA) enrollments.

For more information, visit Employee Navigator and view Versant Health’s Davis Vision and Superior Vision partner pages.

About Versant Health
Versant Health is one of the nation’s leading managed vision care companies serving nearly 34 million members nationwide. Through our Davis Vision plans and Superior Vision plans, we help members enjoy the wonders of sight through healthy eyes and vision.

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Public Option Health Plans Haven’t Lowered Premiums

The left’s favorite idea for reforming Obamacare is a government-sponsored plan—a “public option”—that would compete against private insurers. Lawmakers introduced several public option bills earlier this year, and presidential candidate Joe Biden has embraced the concept.

Proponents claim that government-sponsored plans will charge lower premiums than private insurers. Yet, experience shows that, when competing on a level playing field, they don’t.

The United States already has some “public option” health plans, including a few available on the Obamacare exchanges.

One is MetroPlus Health Plan, a wholly owned subsidiary of the New York City Health and Hospitals Corporation. A “public benefit corporation,” the Legislature created it in 1969 to operate the city’s public hospitals and clinics. Similarly, Community Health Choice—a Houston, Texas, health insurer—is a wholly owned subsidiary of a government agency, the Harris County Hospital District.

The most instructive example is California’s “Local Initiative Health Authority for Los Angeles County,”

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County health department plans ‘town hall’ event on coronavirus and schools | Local News



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The 2020 school year has been unlike any other in memory, as the coronavirus pandemic forces school administrators and parents to consider issues regarding the public health crisis.




Parents, teachers and others in Walworth County are invited to a virtual town hall meeting Tuesday on how the coronavirus pandemic is affecting the new school year.

The public health division of the Walworth County Health & Human Services Department is presenting the event in partnership with Advocate Aurora Health and Mercyhealth.

The virtual town hall meeting is scheduled for 5 p.m. Tuesday.

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Organizers say the discussion will include input from public health professionals and information on current best practices to be considered by both schools and families. Participants will be invited to ask questions.

For information about how to register for the event on Zoom, call the

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Trump Plans To Resume Public Activities With South Lawn Appearance : NPR

President Trump says he is feeling well, but questions about his health continue to swirl just over a week after his tweet that he’d tested positive for the coronavirus.



SCOTT SIMON, HOST:

President Trump plans to resume public activities today with a rally on the South Lawn of the White House. In an interview last night on Fox News, the president said he feels well.

(SOUNDBITE OF ARCHIVED RECORDING)

PRESIDENT DONALD TRUMP: I feel really, really strong. And a lot of people don’t feel that way sometimes for a while afterwards, but very good.

SIMON: We’re joined now by NPR science correspondent Rob Stein. Rob, thanks for being with us.

ROB STEIN, BYLINE: Morning, Scott.

SIMON: The president spoke virtually with a doctor last night on Fox News. Did we learn anything new about his condition?

STEIN: Well, the president said he was no longer taking any medication and that

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CarePlus Health Plans Medicare Advantage Plan Achieves 5-Stars Third Year in a Row

It’s the third year in a row, and the fourth time overall, that the company achieves the highest possible rating from the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services

MIAMI–(BUSINESS WIRE)–
CarePlus Health Plans, Inc.’s Medicare Advantage members across Florida again can take comfort in knowing that they are enrolled in a health plan that has achieved the highest possible quality rating for the 2021 plan year from the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS). It’s the third year in a row, and the fourth overall, that the company’s Medicare Advantage HMO plan achieved a 5-Star rating. CarePlus is a subsidiary of Humana Inc. (NYSE: HUM).

Bruno Piquin, CarePlus President, attributes the company’s success to its emphasis on creating the best possible member experience.

Orlando area CarePlus member Joan Carucci agrees. “They listen to you. They talk to you, they kid with you, but yet they’re very

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2020 Daily Trail Markers: Trump plans to head back to campaign trail with Monday rally in Florida

President Trump is headed to Sanford, Florida, on Monday for his first in-person campaign rally since contracting COVID-19. The president is slated to deliver remarks at an airport hangar at 7 p.m. ET, 12 days after he disclosed his COVID-19 diagnosis, CBS News campaign reporter Nicole Sganga reports. Mr. Trump also plans to address an outdoor crowd from the South Lawn balcony of the White House on Saturday. He’s expected to make remarks on “law and order” in conjunction with an event that was already slated to take place with the conservative group Blexit, a White House official confirmed. Trump supporter and activist Candace Owens leads the group, according to CBS News White House producer Fin Gomez.

Mr. Trump and his physicians have so far not answered when he last tested negative for COVID-19 and have not said if he’s tested negative yet. White House communications director Alyssa Farah

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