Talk of health care turns worrisome

Suddenly health care is crowding its way into everyplace from city halls to the county courthouse.

Economizing on health care turns out to be more than just an exercise in frugality, it turns out it’s having a critical impact on everything from hometown hospitals, to ambulances services, to the county public health department.

Last week was a great example.

Two area lawmakers heard from the Eldora city mayor about how the town has found it necessary to back away from a financial partnership with the county health nurse office.

Money is too tight.

The city had to look instead at support its ambulance service, which in turn was dealing with a tight cash flow because reimbursements it relied on for it services were no longer arriving in full or on time.

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