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t.atment for Wet Macular Degeneration ...... M Publication Features ent of Gustafsono.y es .... J [111 issue of "Insight", of the University of Department of Ron Gustafson of He is being treat- degeneration, and was published in of the Clinton, aayor is not the only that Ron Gustafson year. In fact, there is his life that may serve memorable in peo- that - especially if : have the wet form of citizen like you from a blue-collar ; and he was a farmer fell out of crop was a farmer. His a farmer . . . Ron and fish. He gets his (unless his daughter he loves the sim- quiet of the outdoors. of the outdoors that ;tragic diagnosis that he setting the site on Preparation for hunting he noticed that the not run ]n a straight md in the middle. it there was nothing Scope, he figured that new. glasses and to see told him that she that he was going eye, and referred Fargo. That spe- Ron with the wet degeneration and best chance for at the University of Degeneration his Fargo doc- / Olsen, reti- and director of the g in a new form of macular !and Ron fit the bill for 'eek later, Ron and his Minneapolis see- is called "feeder ves- revolves the use of a called a scanning (SLO). The 'as purchased by the year ago thanks to a and is the only one region. high-speed scan- a laser light for provides extremely In essence, the identify the feed- Causes the damaging distinctive in wet Once be tee& identified, it can be g a specialized to halt or slow the the disease. Doctors at this therapy will tool to treat macular the leading cause of 60. undergone several Because Ron had of macular degenera- about the realistic that it degeneration to minimize the the disease. for Ron remains Will need careful fol- Ltions every two to Is sight is stable. said that he saw Maybe someone y have of Ron ..... " provide the address number of Dr. Oisen, others who may be this disease. Dr. is: University of St. SE, phone number - l- According to the key may be 'early meals Red and Ard. Gmiterko, Gert Nov. 1" Alice and G Tietjen, Gene RON GUSTAFSON AND HIS DAUGHTER, SARA (Hennessy) with the trophy buck she shot while hunting with her Dad a couple years ago. Ron's preparing for another season of hunting brought about the diagnosis of his 'wet macular degeneration' when he realized the crosshairs did not run in a straight line - 'they diooed in the middle'. As a result Ron has been invo'fved in a so far very'successful treatment through the University of Minnesota. His story was recently published in the Fall 2002 issue of "Insight", a U of M publication. Medicare savings program campaign underway Some Medicare beneficiaries have been receiving a letter sent jointly by the Social Security Administration and the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services. This letter states that, depending on their income and assets, they may be eligible for some extra savings" through the Medicare Savings Programs. These programs are administcrcd by the coumy Human Services Offices. They are known as the Service Limited Medicare Beneficiary (SLMB) and the Qualified Individual 1 (QI-I) pro- grams. These programs arc based on the individual or couple's income and assets. The income guideline tcr the SLMB program is $906 per month for a single individual and $1214 for a married couple. This program pays" the $54 per month Part B premium. (A qualifying married couple would save $108 per month.) The income guideline for the QI-I program is $1017 for a single individual and $1364 for a couple. This program pays all or part of the $54 Part B Medicare Premium When calculating monthly income it is important to remember that the $54 withheld from the bcneficiary's Social Security check must be count- cd as income. The asset guidelines tk)r both of these programs are $10,(X) for a single individual and $18,000 for a couple. These asset limits do not include the home in which the beneficiary CLASSIFIED ADS BRING QUICK RESULTS i The i  .=._ Metocycle I SUp ef lWatortmn New 2003 Suzuki ATYs are Arriving Daily G/e R.F/J/ & 800-554-6673 lives, the contents of this home, one car and designated burial funds. Also, the Minnesota Prescription Drug Program will cover Medicare benefi- ciaries who qualify for the SLMB Program. Under this program the individual pays the first $35 in prescription drug costs each month. The Prescription Drug Program pays-the balance. Seniors having questions about the above information or those who want to apply can call the Senior l.inkAge Line at 1-800-333-2433, Jeanne Krueger Big Stone County Commissioner 2nd District "I will continue to dedicate my full attention to representing you!" 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