"Where Fillmore County News Comes First"
Online Edition
Friday, February 12th, 2016
Volume ∞ Issue ∞
 
1

Letter about Health Care: Get what you paid for?...


Mon, Nov 30th, 2015
Posted in Fountain Letter to the Editor

Letter about Health Care: Get what you paid for?...

To the Editor,

It is often said that you get what you pay for. When you are buying equipment, this generally falls true, a purchasing decision that can be considered against your cash flow, profits, and needs. If it was that straight forward with health care, we’d all be in better shape. Unfortunately, with the advances in marketing, it is harder than ever to know what you are actually getting.

Health insurance policies are being sold to us with well-researched and effective marketing up-front and very costly breakdowns that show up later on, demonstrating the lack of value in the policy. Deductibles and maximum out-of-pocket expenses are just deferred premiums. Adding these potential costs up and dividing by 12 is the effective monthly premium. If this premium is out of your budget, you will be setting yourself up for potential long-term, chronic, health care debt.

Fortunately, our state has Minnesota Care, a low-cost, high-value health insurance policy with no deductible and no maximum out-of-pocket expenses available now for nearly 20 years. It is used by a number of farmers and also by many other independent, self-employed people in rural Minnesota. If you don’t qualify, then tell your legislator that we need to expand Minnesota Care as an option for more Minnesotans to get one plan with clear value in understandable terms.

Check it out at www.mnsure.org.

Leslea
Hodgson

Member of Land Stewardship Project Health Care

Organizing Committee

Fountain, MN

Letter about... response to Grehl’s letter

Mon, Nov 24th, 2014
Posted in Fountain Letter to the Editor

To the Editor, Mr. Grehl, I respect your right to your opinion. However, you apparently missed the whole point of my comments. I certainly don’t loathe the Democratic Party or their agenda. However, I do loathe the inability of both parties to co ..... 
[Read the Rest]

Letter about Ag Alliance Debate

Fri, Oct 19th, 2012
Posted in Fountain Letter to the Editor

To the Editor, As I was reading the coverage of the SE Minnesota Ag Alliance debate, I read that Ken Tschumper made the claim that “there are over 200 farmers in Fillmore County alone that receive over $1 million in direct farm payments, and one ..... 
[Read the Rest]

Letter about Kingsley’s article

Fri, Sep 21st, 2012
Posted in Fountain Letter to the Editor

To the Editor, Andrew Kingsley hit the nail on the head. It was refreshing to read someone saying it like it is. “We the people” as the preamble states, have been lulled into complacency. The thought of standing for something has been made to l ..... 
[Read the Rest]

Letter about Fountain

Fri, Aug 17th, 2012
Posted in Fountain Letter to the Editor

To the Editor, Only in Fountain: I frequently travel with my family between Dubuque and the Twin Cities and we love to stop at Fountain and ride bikes and play at the playground. When we left our new helmets at the playground on a recent Saturday w ..... 
[Read the Rest]
1