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Restore Medicare dialysis subsidies

Dear Editor:

Yes, as of July 1, 2013 the federal government released a proposal to dramatically cut dialysis reimbursement 12 percent. Mandated by Congress to reflect providers’ efficiency in reducing the cost of care, the cut goes too far. If the proposal is finalized, Medicare would fail to cover the basic cost of dialysis.

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Chamber is openly courting Oldcastle

Dear Editor:

After a heated county commission workshop Monday evening, August 5, 2013, I walked away with a new perspective as to how this county has been operating.

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Draining acquifer: are we next?

Dear Editor:

Oldcastle Southern first said they needed to pump some 70 million gallons of water from our aquifer. Later, they said they would “recycle” 90% of it. Then they said 800,000 gallons of waste water (from Macclenny) would suffice.

Now they threaten to sue.

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