Supervisor: Taxpayer subsidy for private patients should stop
St. Croix's county-owned nursing home is subsidizing private-pay patient care to the tune of roughly $58 a day per patient. A County Board member wants to know when that will change.
Referring to November Health and Human Services Board minutes that acknowledged the subsidy, Supervisor Buck Malick, town of Hudson, asked the HHS Board when the private-pay rate will be raised to the breakeven cost.
Under bylaws, Malick is entitled to a reply within two County Board meetings.