Saturday, July 22nd

Congressman Ron Kind and his office recently held meetings and listening sessions in all 18 counties that cover his district. This included a visit by Mark Aumann to Merillan Town Hall in Jackso County Tuesday morning.

One of the biggest concerns that came up was the issue of health care and the problems with the system as a whole. A family that sat down to talk with Aumann wanted to make sure Kind knew these problems were real and happening. A main issue for the mother was the cost of health care and the struggle it has been getting insurance to approve treatments for her son who has a form of muscular dystrophy.

There is a medication that could help her son, but it would cost them $6,000 a week and it's the only thing available for his condition at this point.