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Letter from Sen. Vinehout: Help those working hard and help lower others' premium costs

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“I’m so glad to see you,” Mary from Eau Claire told me at a recent neighborhood gathering. I asked how she was doing. 
 
“It’s hard,” she admitted. “I work 32 hours a week. I make $8.00 an hour. I tried to get more hours but they won’t let me.” Her husband, Tom, lost his maintenance job at the university. He’s a 23-year Army Reserve veteran but there’s no pension and no new job in sight. 
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 “My twin sister lives in La Crosse. I love her dearly. I haven’t seen her since Christmas.

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