Speech to Text for Discussing health care funding
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the winnebago county board of supervisors had to set money aside for the department of public health due to finanical concerns... (( now two department employees are being promoted and receiving substancial pay raises. on the scene despite potential controversy... káiámát news three's brian tabick is learning some in the community feel the raises are actually worth the tax dollars.xxx still mows her own lawn and burns wood to heat the house. ree pedersoná moore of lake mills is talking about her 93 year old mother, but she says they may soon may need help from the department of public health so her mother can stay in her own home. there are so many people that want to remain in their homes like my mother that need public health to come in and help them with the simple things such as bathing or light housework or changing their bedding. having multiple members of her family involved in home care, she says the two employees salaries increasing 40 thousand dollars combined is justified. public health is a vital asset to our community. but those on the board of supervisors say they have had to set funds aside for the county department of health because of financial issues. we appropriated enough money to make that board of health operational and so that money is there it's just a matter of being transferred. stensrud says this increase will actually bring the board of health under budget since they will not be filling a now vacant nursing position. but he says being able to keep the department sustainable for people like pedersoná moore's mother is vital. when you have a loved one that needs help and you're not around to help them i'm very fortunate i live six blocks from my mom and my brother steve lives between us and if it weren't for us being close we would need to be dependent on public health care to help my mom when she needs it. stensrud says some of these issues are stemming from rising costs of those on the board of supervisors say it is more economical for the county to utilize the department of public health's services rather than putting their loved ones in a care facility.//// while tourism