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Health care is not a waste...


Fri, Jun 6th, 2014
Posted in Lanesboro Letter to the Editor

To the Editor,

Affordable health care for all is an important goal. Let’s have an adult conversation about how to fund it.

Greg Davids’ May 26, 2014, commentary about the Affordable Care Act (ACA) ignored an important issue - if we value something, we should provide money for it. During the end of the last Minnesota legislative session, Representative Kelby Woodard proposed reimbursing school districts for additional costs of ACA. The most common job titles to be affected will be paraprofessionals, food/nutrition service workers, custodians, and ECFE/child care workers.

Most school district employees, who will receive employer-paid health insurance under ACA, work only 30-35 hours per week. We depend upon these reliable workers to keep our schools going. Greg Davids wrote that providing health care to these valued staff through their job is “a waste.”

Why would Greg Davids think these valuable employees do not deserve health care benefits at work, but that he is entitled to taxpayer-provided coverage? He has consistently spoken against the ACA. Both the ACA and MNSure are works in progress, just as Medicare and Social Security were and still are. For the benefit of all, we must keep improving the implementation of the ACA and MNSure. That is what we expect in an evolving, dynamic society.

Elizabeth Mitchell

Lanesboro, MN

Rep. Davids reviews 2014 legislative session...

Fri, Jun 6th, 2014
Posted in Peterson Letter to the Editor

To the Editor, The FCJ, Monday, June, 2, 2014, published an “article” by Jason Wenisch titled “Rep. Davids reviews 2014 legislative session”. Mr. Wenisch is a paid communications specialist for the State House Republican caucus, and not, as ..... 
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Thank you...

By Yvonne Nyenhuis

Fri, Jun 6th, 2014
Posted in Lanesboro Letter to the Editor

To the Editor, Thank you to Linda Hovland for responding to my commentary “ Why I am a Democrat!” I think we can agree on one point, we both don’t like war! Yvonne Nyenhuis Lanesboro, MN

Seat belts and car seats...

Fri, Jun 6th, 2014
Posted in All Letter to the Editor

To the Editor, Chances are you have noticed extra law enforcement on our roads and “Click It or Ticket” messages on TV and radio. The effort and the messages certainly raise awareness about seatbelts and their use, but there is a deeper reason ..... 
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In response to Greg Davids’ commentary ...

Fri, May 30th, 2014
Posted in Ostrander Letter to the Editor

To the Editor, I believe Greg Davids’ recent commentary needs clarification and context. The Affordable Care Act means that 12 million more non-elderly people will have health insurance in 2014 than if the ACA had not been enacted according to t ..... 
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Rushford Village...

Fri, May 30th, 2014
Posted in Peterson Letter to the Editor

To the Editor, Gordon Johnson’s ignorance about the intelligence of Rushford Village residents is surpassed only by his arrogance. I would like to thank those who brought around the petition. Jon Peterson Peterson, MN

Regarding "Free Speech"...

Mon, May 19th, 2014
Posted in All Letter to the Editor

To the Editor, Thank you, David Lawson, for reading and responding to my commentary about Jeff Erding and U.N. Agenda 21. And, yes, I would have the same sentiments regardless of which side of the fence, or aisle, one sits on if their argument does ..... 
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Letter about Waseca High School...

Fri, May 9th, 2014
Posted in All Letter to the Editor

To the Editor, We share in the relief parents and friends of students at Waseca High School feel, who are now sitting around their dinner tables with their children instead of standing over a hospital bed or worse, attending a funeral. What almost ..... 
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Frac sand mining in SE Minnesota...

Fri, May 2nd, 2014
Posted in All Letter to the Editor

To the Editor, This letter is to express my strong objection of frac sand mining here in southeastern Minnesota. As a resident of rural Fillmore County my potential for being heavily impacted by this activity is very high. Frac sand mining is nothi ..... 
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