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Supervisor: Taxpayer subsidy for private patients should stop

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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.

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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.

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