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Commissioners subscribe to prescription discount plan for residents
by Bill Baldowski
November 13, 2013 05:09 PM | 1616 views | 0 0 comments | 23 23 recommendations | email to a friend | print
The Douglas County Commission took steps at last week’s meeting to ease the cost residents have to pay for prescription medication.

The commission voted unanimously to authorize Douglas County Commission Chairman Tom Worthan to sign documents with regard to the county subscribing to the National Association of Counties Health Discount program pending final legal review.

Although District 2 Commissioner Kelley Robinson said this agenda item is not related to any specific health plan, it would allow residents to receive discounted prescription costs.

“However, there is no cost to the county to be involved in this NACo Health Discount program,” Robinson said.

Those interested in the new prescription drug plan can call (770) 920-7593.

The commission also approved a request to issue a competitive bid for the purpose of a new core switch of network services managed by the Douglas County Information Services Department.

“We have some antiquated public safety equipment and we are not yet equipped with certain state-of-the-art technological infrastructures,” Robinson said.

“This will allow us to see what technology would be available to our county and its cost as we endeavor to bring our system more up to date with the best equipment and technology available,” he said.

Robinson also announced that he would be conducting three additional community budget hearings for his district.

The next community budget hearing is Saturday from 10 a.m. until noon in room 110 of Deer Lick Park center.

The other community meetings for Robinson’s district are schedule Nov. 19 at the Silver Creek Ranch, beginning at 7 p.m., with the final meeting on tap for Nov. 23 from 11 a.m. until 1 p.m. at the Annewakee Trail Subdivision.

“Although residents throughout Douglas County are welcome to attend these informational meetings, the items we will discuss deal directly with the impact of the budget hearings on residents of my district,” Robinson said.

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