Daily Archives: Feb. 15, 2013

Get your own Rubio water bottle

Good for Sen. Marco Rubio, R-Fla., for having fun with his “water bottle-gate” moment during the GOP response to the State of the Union address, when he leaned off camera and grabbed a bottle of water. Rubio tweeted a photo of the bottle and has joked about it in interviews. Others are spoofing it as a way to promote conservative causes. The Reclaim America PAC is offering a Rubio water bottle to anyone who donates $25 or more to the PAC. “Send the liberal detractors a message that not only does Marco Rubio inspire you … he hydrates you, too,” the PAC advertises.

Kansas seniors saved money on drugs, checkups

Last year 36,383 Kansans with Medicare who reached the Part D “doughnut hole” saved more than $24 million on prescription drugs as a result of discounts provided in the Affordable Care Act, according to the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. In addition, 284,396 Kansans with traditional Medicare used one or more free preventive services in 2012, including 27,437 who each received an annual wellness checkup.