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OPINION CHENEY FREE PRESS Thursday, October 8, 2015 id myth-buster No. 2: S By JON M. BAILEY or very good) is higher Contributor for Medicaid patients A constant complaint(55 percent) than for about Medicaid is that those with private insur- fewer healthcare provid- ance (53 percent). ers take patients on pub- Unfortunately, unin- lic insurance programs, sured people are severely and the resulting quality disadvantaged in both re- of care suffers, spects. Only 77 percent of The facts, however, those without insurance have tell a different story, a regular source of health According to the"Com- care. And only 40 percent monwealth Fund Bi- of uninsured rate their care ennial Health Insur- as excellent or very good, ance Survey". nearly all compared to 55 percent of Medicaid (95 percent) those with Medicaid. and private coverage Those with private patients (94 percent) insurance are slightly have a regular source of better able to schedule health care. The quality a same day or next day of care (rated excellent medical appointment (58 percent) compared to those on Medicaid (53 percent) or uninsured (43 percent). But those on Medicaid have physi- cians and physician staff who know their medi- cal history; 86 percent for those on Medicaid compared to 84 percent for those with private insurance and 77 percent of the uninsured. Those who oppose expanding Medicaid, 'Anne of Green Gables' continues run StageWest Community Theatre did themselves proud with the opening of their current production of "Anne of Green Gables" last weekend. And it's not just a kids' story. Hannah Knous is new to StageWest and Gross, and supported by a dedicated crew. There are five remaining performances, this weekend and next, running through Oct. 17. Questions may be directed to Kay Pacheco at 235-5742 or Kathleen Bell at 235-2441, who takes reservations for the Oct. 17 dinner ource and quality of as provided in the Af-working Americans whojonmbaileyl@gmail.com. fordable Care Act, usedon't currently qualify Established in 1973, these myths to supportfor Medicaid and whose the Center for Rural Af- their arguments. But income is too low to par, fairs is a private, non-profit the facts tell us that the ticipate in the new health organization working to right choice, the onlyinsurance marketplace, strengthen small busi- moral choice, is to extend Jon M. Bailey is a rural nesses, family farms and Medicaid coverage to policy and research expert ranches, and rural corn- the hundreds of thou- andformerCenterforRural munities through action sands who falt into the Affairs Policy andResearch orientedprograms address- Coverage Gap, where Director. Contact him at ing social, economic, and 1 gave a stunning portrayal ofAnne, supported theatre. All performances are at Emmanuel by a strong cast induding first-time actress Lutheran Church, 639 ElmSt., Cheney. Robin Trout. They were very ably directed by Christie Brunflett I : ]Iaus I Kay Pacheco and her assistant director Judy Cheney * ..... i ] Every child deserves great vision for school! Clinton should work for her votes I Now taking back to school eye exam appointments. I have always believed decided for the reason of doingwithout, guidingand EyeExarns.Glasses.Contacts we humans were either finding more "Vote for putting the other person I in Cheney 1867 lstSt men or women. We knew Hilary," in her pockets, before you is an effort. which we were and never she now has help of the Maybe someone can decided on a sudden im- transgenders and says explain this to Hillary. I pulse to change it. "They are loved and they don't have the time. Hillary Clinton has are us." Luella Dow changed her mind, and True, helping, working, Cheney HOL II G 01,,I MA'FI' High/Low Friday Mostly Sunny 73/51 Saturday AM Showers 72147 Sunday Monday Tuesday ..... : ,.. ........ Sunny Sunny Sunny 65/44 65/42 65/41 Wednesday Sunny 68/44 Thursday PM Showers 67/40 DENTISTS N~TASHA JERNEGAN, CPA Certified Public Accountant 1006 First Street Cheney, WA 99004 235-4450 JANICE KOPRIVA PENAR, CPA Certified Public Accountant Certified Financial Planner 1951 First Street., Cheney 235-2518 747-0614 CHENEY DENTAL CARE Dr. Andrew E Martinssen Family & Cosmetic Dentistry 625 "B" Street, Cheney 235-6137 or 747-6841 KENNETH M. COLLINS, D.D.S, CHRISTOPHER M. COLLINS, D.D.S. Family Dentistry 1841 First Street, Cheney F&M Business Center Mort., Thurs., Fd. 7.00 a.m.- 2:30 p.m., Tues. & Wed. 7:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. 235-8451.443-8520 MEDICAL LAKE DENTAL Bruce C. Toillion, D.D.S. Jessica M. Toillion, D.D.S. Men., Wed., Thurs. 7:30 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. Tues. 8:30 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. Fd. 7:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m. 123 N. Brewer, Medical Lake 299-5171 INLAND CENTER FOR CONTEMPORARY DENTISTRY Jacob J. Ridl, D.D.S. 1717 First Street, Cheney 235-6241 MINT CONDITION DENTAL Family, Implant and Cosmetic Dentistry Marshall E Gibbs, D.D.S. Elizabeth Newell, D.D.S. 60 Simpson Parkway Drive, Cheney 235-2900 ROCKWOOD CHENEY CLINIC 19 N. 7th, Cheney Mon.-Fri. 8:00 a.m. - 5:30 p.m. Sat. 8:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m Closed Sun. Charles B.H. Hough, M.D Tom Koeske, M.D. Cod Lopez, D.O. Jonathan Staben, M,D. Carol Gahl, PA-C Natalie Koncz, PA-C Melissa Norton; PA-C Molly Stapleton ARNP 235-6151 ROCKWOOD MEDICAL LAKE CLINIC 725 North Stanley Street, Suite D, Medical Lake, WA 99022 Mon.-Fri. 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. Douglas R. Gwinn, M.D. Serban Ionescu, M.D. Internal Medicine Barbara Tritt, PA-C 299-5145 Fax: 299-5154 CLINIC 10414 W. Highway 2, Spokane, WA 99224 Andrew Dill, M.D. Mark Mueller, M.D. Ashley Jones, ARNP 342-3380 Suite 10 VISION HAUS Dr:Scott Borgholthaus 1867 1 st Street Cheney, WA 235-2010 AIRWAY HEIGHTS PHYSICAL THERAPY 9725 West Sunset Highway Located next to Triumph Jeffrey R. Wills, ET., Clinic Director Paula Dillon Mays, P.T., A.T.C. Susan Barry, ET., C.L.T. Lauren Drury, D.P.T. 624-4100 APEX PHYSICAL THERAPY - CHENEY 1855 First Street, Cheney Mon.-Fri.7:00 a.m. - 6:30 p.m. Amy K. Sanderson, P.T., O.C.S. Vince Piccolo, P.T., C.S.C.S. Billy McClenahan, RT., D.P.T., C.S.C.S., O.C.S. Kelsy Deines, P.T.A. 559-5038 APEX PHYSICAL THERAPY- FAIRWAYS PLAZA Medical Lake Exit 272 Mon.-Thurs. 7:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. Closed Fri. Tracy Kuhn, P.T., D.ET. Tyler Smith, P.T.A. 4i3-2140 APEX PHYSICAL THERAPY- AIRWAY HEIGHTS 12721 14th Ave. Airway Heights Mon.-Fri. 7:00 a.m. - 5:30 p.m. Monty Soliday, M.P.T. Andy Hamilton, D.P.T. Gary Franks, P.T. Kieran McClenahan, P.T., D.P.T. Becky Landerholm, P.T.A. 244-9968 ROCKWOOD PHYSICAL THERAPY CENTER (Cheney) 1727 1st Street, Cheney, WA 99004 Men. & Wed. 9:00 a.m.- 6:00 p.m. Tues. & Thurs. 7:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. Fri. 7:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m. Tim Ahem, P.T. Jennifer Phillips, D.P.T. Earl Duenas, L.M.P. 755-5605 PEAK PERFORMANCE PSYCHIATRY & COUNSELING Dr. Reznicek Board Certified Psychiatrist 1717 S. Rustle Rd., Suite 212A Spokane, WA 99224 www.peakpsychiatry.org info@peakpsychiatry:org 315-4142 CHENEY FREE PRESS William lift, President Harlan Shellabarger, Publisher John McCallum, Editor 1616 W. First Street, Cheney Mon.-Fri, 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. 235-6184 299-5678 BLACKHAWK VETERINARY HOSPITAL Eric Wert, D.V.M. 423 W. First Street, Cheney : Mon.-Fri. 8:00 a.m. - 5:30 p.m. Sat. 9:00 a.m. - 1.:00 p.m. 235-2020 624-9613 CHENEY VETERINARY CLINIC, INC. Dr. Traci Rickey, D.V.M. Dr. Jessica Titchenal, D.V.M. 1971 First Street, Cheney Men., Tues., Thurs. 7:30 a.rn. - 6:00 p.m. Fril 7:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m., Wed. 7:30 a.m.-7:00 p.m. 235-6860 WEST PLAINS ANIMAL HOSPITAL Kris Belles, D,V.M. 10510 W. SR 2, Suite 3, Spokane, WA 99224 Men. & Fri. 8:00 a.m. - 5:30 p.m. Open late Thurs. to 7:00 p.m. Sat. 8:00 a.m. - 5:30 p.m. 624-3474