Wautoma, WI
Current Conditions
0:56 AM CDT
Partly Cloudy
Dew Point
SW at 14 mph
29.76 in. F
10.00 mi.
05:21 a.m.
08:26 p.m.
Afternoon Forecast (12:00pm-7:00pm)
Temperatures will range from 70 to 76 degrees with mostly cloudy skies. Winds will range between 13 and 18 miles per hour from the southwest.
7-Day Forecast
76°F / 61°F
Light Rain
77°F / 59°F
Light Rain
80°F / 59°F
Partly Cloudy
80°F / 59°F
Partly Cloudy
77°F / 44°F
Light Rain
55°F / 40°F
52°F / 42°F
Light Rain
Detailed Short Term Forecast
Issued at 0:56 AM CDT
Monday...Temperatures will range from a high of 76 to a low of 61 degrees with mostly cloudy skies. Winds will range between 5 and 18 miles per hour from the southwest. 0.29 inches of rain are expected.
This Evening ...Temperatures will range from 73 to 64 degrees with cloudy skies. Winds will range between 6 and 13 miles per hour from the southwest. No precipitation is expected.
Overnight ...Temperatures will range from 64 to 61 degrees with partly cloudy skies. Winds will remain steady around 6 miles per hour from the south. Rain amounts of less than a tenth of an inch are expected.
Tuesday...Temperatures will range from a high of 77 to a low of 59 degrees with mostly cloudy skies. Winds will range between 2 and 25 miles per hour from the southwest. 0.29 inches of rain are expected.

Republican tactics a risky path for country

Oct. 14, 2013 | 0 comments

A commentary by Darin Von Ruden, President of the Wisconsin Farmers Union.

Early Sunday morning, Sept. 29, the House Republican majority in Congress amended the government spending bill to include yet another attempt to derail the Affordable Care Act.

Though the House bill would keep government operations temporarily funded through Dec. 15, it demands a year-long delay in continued implementation of the Affordable Care Act.

The House leadership knows very well that their bill will not pass the Senate, or ever be signed by the President.

The Senate and President have made it clear that they will not allow the Affordable Care Act to be held hostage in order to keep the government running, and will not accept any changes to the healthcare law in this spending bill. Such policy provisions do not belong in the spending bill.

Regardless, the House passed the buck back to the Senate with their purely symbolic bill in order to please their Tea Party supporters, and undermine the Affordable Care Act and the President.

The Senate is scheduled to convene midday today (Monday, Sept. 30) and would have about 10 hours to rework the spending bill and send back to the House. This pretty well ensures a government shutdown at midnight on Tuesday.

This is just beyond crazy.

There's been a lot of confusion and misinformation about the Affordable Care Act. Namely that it's "government run healthcare." It's not. But it is regulatory.

The ACA establishes a competitive marketplace where private insurers compete for business and requires accurate and simple comparison of plans, including information about medical performance, price, and benefits. It also does not allow for denial because of pre-existing conditions.

Wisconsin Farmers Union supports the Affordable Care Act. And though it may not be perfect, it gives many of our members a chance to be covered by health insurance. Many have not been able to find, or can't afford, access to coverage as individuals or families.

About 170,000 farmers and rural citizens would be able to get covered through exchanges.

Rural residents have traditionally been unable to secure affordable, good quality health insurance because they are predominately self-employed and run small businesses. If they can get insurance (and many farmers can't), they generally pay way too much for way too little.

Insurance exchanges will broaden risk pools for these people and bring down costs of insurance and health care dollars spent – a game changer and enormous relief to our family farmers and rural neighbors.

Wisconsin Farmers Union calls on House Republicans to stop playing politics. Every American deserves health care that is comprehensive, affordable and accessible, regardless of occupation or geographic area.

It is shameful to be playing partisan games with our health.

Who knows what will happen in Congress tomorrow? But today, the Affordable Care Act is law. And we think our members are going to like the changes and maybe have a first ever shot at having health insurance for their families.

This site uses Facebook comments to make it easier for you to contribute. If you see a comment you would like to flag for spam or abuse, click the "x" in the upper right of it. By posting, you agree to our Terms of Use.

Page Tools