(Richmond, IN)--More than a week ago, we told you that Reid Health is raising its rates by 5.6% for 2017. Now, some local elected officials – both past and present – are calling for something drastic. Two current Richmond Common Council members, Jamie Lopeman and Clay Miller, are calling for competition in local health care to bring rates down. Lopeman said that competition is long overdue. Miller went a step further. He posted this: "I urge our EDC and Chamber of Commerce to recruit a new hospital / health care system to come to Richmond. Some good, old-fashioned competition would serve our community well." Former county commissioner Mary Heyob said that Reid’s rates would be even higher if it had to pay property taxes for its buildings on Chester Boulevard.