Today is the day, October 1st, when the Affordable Care Act, better known as Obamacare, is to be implemented nation-wide. We surveyed half a dozen local healthcare providers and local insurance agents who both report that they are not ready. The government was supposed to provide classes and education to the hospitals and insurance agents nation-wide on the exchange rate policies and further details of implementing full blown Obamacare. The local healthcare providers say those educational classes and briefings have not happened as promised and patience will be required.

 

Separate crashes in Cedar County have hurt a Muscatine couple and killed a Waterloo man. Phil Roberts reports:

61-year old Lewis Moncivais Jr.and 49-year Debra Moncivais of Muscatine were both taken to University hospitals. The Iowa state patrol says they were on separate motorcycles Sunday afternoon southbound on Highway 38 near 160th Street. A northbound truck pulling a cattle trailer, driven by 63-year old Ronald Simpson of Atalissa. The trailer blew a tire. One motorcycle struck the tire and the second one swerved to avoid a collision, but both riders lost control.

Also on Sunday, a 19-year old Waterloo man died in an all terrain vehicle accident. The Cedar County Sheriff’s office says Nicholas Herman had been taking down deer stands west of Buchanan when his ATV apparently flipped over on him.

 

Although they struck the tent, Calvary now has the opportunity to worship indoors. The church has been forced to meet outside in a large tent for their services for much of the summer and fall after a tornado wrecked the main worship auditorium on June 24th. Now they’ve been cleared to move into their former youth center and warehouse facility which has been converted into a temporary worship area while the rest of the facility remains under repairs.

 

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