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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.
Put your fingers in your ears and slowly close your eyes. What do you hear? Listen closely and you might hear your own heartbeat. Without that rhythmic miracle, nothing else matters. For most of us, the maddening din of daily existence only comes to a halt when something goes wrong. A bloody nose, a broken bone, a heart attack, or something worse and we are yanked off the speeding train of life and into the often bewildering world of health care.
One week before the special election on Tuesday, Jan. 16, to fill the Wisconsin Senate District 10 seat vacated by Sheila Harsdorf, contenders Patty Schachtner, Brian Corriea and Adam Jarchow squared off at a forum hosted by the New Richmond/St. Croix County VFW Memorial Post 10818 Auxiliary.