Posted by Mary Wildermuth on Nov 06, 2017
Program for November 6, 2017:  Rotary Foundation with Terry Geiger
Invocation: Paul Fitzpatrick
Happy News:  Christy Roby Williams was a guest of Mary Odell.  Sal LoBianco welcomed us to MPW as his Happy News in addition to inviting us to the Business After Hours on November 30, 2017 and the Iowa State win!! Keith Porter couldn't believe he would ever get up and announce he would be a "grandfather".. but he did!! Shane Orr is proud of the MHS AllState Musicians and his son too!! Naomi De Winter is Chairing the Red Kettle Campaign and asking for our support in Ringing Bells and etc. Cath Hahn is pleased that her son turned 30 on the 30th and her daughter surprised them and attended the party!!  Erika thanked the club members who promoted awareness of World Polio Day by being on the radio and handing out information at HyVee..thanks Shane, Caroline, Naomi, Erika and Mary.  We will host a New Member Event on November 6, 2017 from 5-6:30 pm at DeBeet's Bistro and Wine Bar!!
Program: Jessica Wittman introduced Angela Villhauer who presented an informative program on Affordable HealthCare.  It's a topic everyone has an interest in.  It is getting more expensive. A family plan can cost $19,000 a year.   Overdosing is the number one cause of Accidental Death.  45% of the population has a Chronic Illness, 1 in 5 have Mental Health issues and 1/3 of the spending is in waste or ineffective care. 6/10 back surgeries are unnecessary. Quality is not always delivered and the current system is unsustainable in the future.  Health Care is difficult to manage.  We access it in many ways:   at home, in the workplace, through providers, Health plans and financially.  Healthy employees are much more productive.  We need to be engaged in our health care. Health Insurance depends on how it is delivered, the health of the workforce, the program design and if we understand the delivery infrastructure.  We need to ask for more transparency to better understand what we are getting!!