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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?
Seven months ago, a room full of curious New Richmond residents volunteered for what would turn out to be a very challenging, time consuming, and ultimately, rewarding adventure planning the next 10-15 years of the city's future. In November 2016, the city, under the direction of Community Development Director Beth Thompson, began a mandatory review of its comprehensive plan.
MSA Professional Services once again occupied center stage at last Wednesday night's Feb. 28 village board meeting in Somerset. MSA representative Dave Schofield informed trustees that with regard to the village's storm water plan, the existing conditions have been modeled, with the balance of the plan expected to be completed in March in time for presentation at the board's April meeting. Schofield noted that work on the design of Well #5 began with a kickoff meeting several weeks ago. A conference call with Summit Environmental was scheduled for Friday, March 2.
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?
VFW Post 10818 New Richmond / St. Croix County Auxiliary will be hosting a candidate forum beginning at 7 p.m. Wednesday, March 7 in the City Council Chambers at the Civic Center in New Richmond.
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.
A number of residents interested in learning more about the City's Emerald Ash Borer (EAB) program attended a presentation lead by UW-Extension Horticulture Educator Diana Alfuth Thursday evening, Feb. 15, at Friday Memorial Library. Alfuth spoke about the history of EAB, the EAB life cycle, signs and symptoms, and treatment options. City Public Works Operations Manager and Forester Mike Mroz concluded the evening's program by addressing steps the City of New Richmond has taken so far to prepare for EAB, and next steps for 2018.