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Issue Date: March 7, 2018

Dear Editor:

Recently, the world of healthcare has been a whirlwind of uncertainty and confusion. Recognizing the need to protect Wisconites, Republicans and Governor Scott Walker worked to provide stability and affordability to the healthcare market. Assembly Bill 887, which I voted for, seeks to improve health care access and affordability

You don't need to look far to see the disastrous effects of Obamacare and the need for a common-sense solution. Because of Obamacare, insurance choices for consumers has dwindled. According to Money Magazine, in 2018, 41% of all counties in the country will have just one insurer option on the marketplace.

Not only is access being limited, but prices are rising. It is estimated that some of the most popular plans could be victim to double-digit premium increases. In our area, rates have increased by 100% and families are afforded only one or two options per county for plans. This is unacceptable for the hardworking families of Wisconsin. Families deserve access to high-quality, affordable healthcare, regardless of their zip code.

Gov. Walker recently signed into law Assembly Bill 887, which directs the state to seek a federal waiver to allow operation of a state-based reinsurance plan to stabilize the marketplace. If approved, the state will cover a portion of high-cost health insurance claims for individuals who are insured through the marketplace. This seeks to address one of the problems of Obamacare: that health plans have taken on too many high-cost individuals and not enough healthy individuals. This imbalance has crippled insurers forcing them to leave the marketplace.

Other states have taken similar steps and have been witness to great results. Minnesota, Oregon, and Alaska, have all implemented reinsurance plans. Alaska, because of its massive geographic size and small population, has the highest premiums in the country. As a result of their action, premiums grew 35% less than projected. In Minnesota, rates are at least 20% lower this year; in Oregon, they are about 7% lower. Horizon Government Affairs estimates that rates in Wisconsin will drop 13% in 2019, and 12% in 2020.

Wisconsin deserves better than Obamacare. Wisconsin deserves better than the gridlock of Washington D.C. That is why we decided to act now, before it is too late. This legislation will provide Wisconsin citizens with quality options for affordable healthcare.

John Nygren

State Representative





Dear Editor:

In a certified letter to Aquila Resources Chantae Lessard, we requested Aquila meet us for what they often repeat they want: "open, honest, transparent "dialog" with the community'. As of yet, they have not responded to this request, showing the things they often repeat are maybe not true. This foreign company's claims they can or will protect our water & environment are not so either.

YOU can be a big part of saving our water, air, wetlands, wildlife, property values, cultural and heritage sites... our very way of life! You know money talks! Without more investment money, Aquila cannot operate. Just contact the listed companies below to say something like:

Due to the massive opposition to mining here, dealing in Aquila stock may be unethical or unwise. We believe Aquila will never operate this mine, so there will be no profit. ...then sign your name(s).

ACT NOW before the wetlands permit is decided! Do your part. Just hoping that this dangerous mine won't ruin our water source won't get it done! 100% of sulfide mines pollute. Don't forget the possibility that millions of additional tons of excavated sulfide-containing rock from Wisconsin could come to the proposed Menominee site for processing. This means more cyanide transported, stored and used here. Cyanide kills within minutes. Act on it now! Ask all your friends, family, neighbors and social media contacts to do so too. YOU & yours will be part of preventing this mine! We DO have the power to stop this, but we must ACT NOW, before it's too late. I have counted over 50 groups/towns on record opposing this mine. A Menominee Tribe spokesman said he is willing to die to prevent this mine from operating. That's powerful opposition. Be a hero for all our families, our ancestors, wildlife, water, and all those who cannot speak for themselves.

Contact these 4: Mr. Oskar Lewnowski, CIO, Orion Mine Finance Group, 1121 Avenue of the Americas-Suite 3000, New York, NY 10036; Carla Nawrocki, HUDBAY, 25 York Street-Suite 2V5, Toronto, Ontario M5J2V5, Canada, e-mail: info@hudbayminerals.com; Ruffer, 80 Victoria Street, London SW1E 5JL, England, ruffer@ruffer.co.uk; and Osisko Gold Royalties Ltd., PO Box 211, Montreal, QC, H3B 2S2, Canada, info@osiskogr.com.

For more information: "Save the Menominee River" on Facebook, http://jointherivercoalition.org, www.noback40.org, and look up: Polymet Disaster, Gold King Mine disaster 2015, gold mine disasters.

Yours in working together to save our community,

Natalie Lashmet



Editor:

I have been following the move being made by the board (pushed by the administrator) to replace the elected coroner position. Let me get this straight. This move will probably cost the taxpayers of this county more, increase fees for grieving families, and result in poorer service for those of us in rural areas.

All this for greater oversight, more control for the county board? How is this a good idea? This is an obvious case of "if something is not broken, fix it until it is". It would make more sense if the board and the coroner could just cooperate in setting "training requirements" if that is what's really needed. 

The board and its administrator should resist the urge to micro-manage. This proposed change is clearly in the best interests of the board, but not ours. I beg everyone who lives outside our large urban areas, everyone who considers that the present system works well for the citizens of Marinette County, to express their concern loudly by the March 27th board meeting.  

Respectfully,

Mr. Sabin Rosenbaum

Silver Cliff



Dear Editor:

There is an upcoming Coleman School District referendum on April 3. Prepare to VOTE.

Three points to consider:

1) It has been over 50 years since some critical infrastructure upgrades have taken place. Some have exceeded their useful life and others need to be upgraded for efficiency and safety.

2) Several upgrades need to be made for the safety and security of all occupants within the facilities. Legal upgrades to comply with the Americans with Disabilities Act need completion and secure building entrances and exits need compliance.

3) "The bottom=line goal" is EDUCATION. The "STEAM" (Science, Technology, Engineering, Agriculture, Art & Math) education programs need re-configuration for better service to students and staff. Both the President and Governor in recent "state of the union" messages, stated a greater need for more vocational training to meet the needs of local and regional businesses that support all of our daily lives.

The timing for a favorable referendum is April 3rd. In 2018, the previous 20 year old referendum will be paid off. Stepping into a new referendum, for less than $1 per $1,000 of property value will be substantially less than another referendum a year or two down the road. Holding the current tax levy of $1.16 and adding a dollar to it, is going to be a lot less expensive than starting from zero (0) next year and thereafter.

The district-wide survey completed last Fall, with a substantial return by district residents, indicated a very favorable support for these upgrades. Interest rates are low. It is now time to complete the upgrades.

Remember, as Arnold Palmer once said in his Pennzoil oil filter commercial, "Pay me mow or pay me later."

This is an "investment" for the current and the next generation for your community. The school system is the "hub" for the future success and progress of this area.

In addition to recent mailings to district residents, an "Open House" will be held, at the school on March 7th and 27th. Details are also available at the district office. Make an informed choice on April 3.

Paul Wilting

Retired District Resident


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