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Lattimore contracts to push Medicaid to 17-21 age group

Published on Wednesday, May 29, 2013

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Marcus Lattimore will give more than 7,500 First Choice members in that age group a personalized telephone message encouraging them to see the doctor.

Marcus Lattimore will give more than 7,500 First Choice members in that age group a personalized telephone message encouraging them to see the doctor.

Former University of South Carolina running back Marcus Lattimore will work with a Medicaid program in the state to encourage those between the ages of 17 and 21 to visit their doctors for checkups, according to a report in the Charleston Post and Courier.

Charleston's First Choice by Select Health of South Carolina is paying Lattimore, a product of Byrnes High School, to encourage young people to visit the doctor.

More than 7,500 First Choice members in that age group will get a personalized telephone message from Lattimore in June encouraging them to see the doctor.

Lattimore's statement points out that it's important to eat properly, be active and get regular medical checkups.

Lattimore’s press release statement read, “It’s a big part of being healthy. Going to see your doctor once a year — just doing that little thing — can go a long way. Your doctor needs to check on you and make sure everything is good.”

Lattimore has also contracted with Under Armour, an athletic apparel company, among his other endorsements.

Lattimore, 21, was selected by the San Francisco 49ers in last months NFL Draft. He is recovering from his second knee surgery.

 

 

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