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Record-setting winter storm Wesley could not deter thousands of determined Packer fans from descending on the Regional Airport in New Richmond for the 14th annual Packer Tailgate Tour, Thursday, April 11.
An Erin Prairie log home was deemed a total loss after an early morning fire Tuesday. New Richmond Fire & Rescue responded to a call at 4:12 a.m. March 12, at 1769 160th St. in Erin Prairie Township. According to Fire Chief Jim VanderWyst, the call came in from a neighbor, but by the time his department arrived on the scene, the fire was well underway pouring out of all the windows in a two-story log home.
U.S. Sen. Tammy Baldwin met with constituents Tuesday morning at Table 65 in New Richmond as part of her statewide In Your Corner Tour. Baldwin spoke with residents regarding promising Democratic candidates running locally, voter registration, how to combat misinformation in the media, voter persuasion, the Reward Work Act and income inequality.
A fire broke out Sunday morning, June 10, 2018, at 244 192nd St. in the Town of Alden, Polk County. The property, owned by David and Barb Grevich, was distinctive for the home fashioned out of a steel silo. Personnel and equipment from New Richmond Fire & Rescue and Allied Emergency Services (formerly DOG Fire) were the first to arrive on the scene. Somerset and Deer Park also provided equipment.
If Medicare and Medicaid were just the starting point and we could arrive at a more fair price for every procedure that everyone would pay whether insured or not, could a cash hospital work? What are the things that we, as consumers, don't see and that cash can't account for?
To a lay person, it frequently sounds like Medicaid and Medicare are blamed in substantial part for contributing to our current healthcare malaise. Is that true or are they being scapegoated to divert our attention from more pressing problems? Could Medicaid and/or Medicare play a role in the formation of a single payer solution?
To many, it feels like the equation, in which “do no harm” was the primary principle guiding the delivery of healthcare placing the patient at the top of the priority ladder, is now reversed. Patients are forced out by a system they cannot afford, a system which caters instead to corporations and shareholders, a system in which the patient’s voice is supplanted by politicians, executives and accountants.