Numerous letters on this page have declared that there is no need for government to be involved in health care. They have indicated that private insurance companies are a better choice, and in a capitalistic society, the only choice for providing adequate, low-cost healthcare coverage. Yet, despite the existence of private insurance companies and the "limited" role of government in health care (Medicare, Medicaid, and MinnesotaCare, etc.), millions of Americans remain uninsured. Premiums continue to rise faster than wages and the rate of inflation.
He might have won the Nobel Prize before I was born. Back in 1940, when he was a researcher at the Beth Israel Hospital in Boston (as in, "call Uncle Al at the BI"), he was studying the effects of infection on the heart and circulatory system. One of the effects seemed to be small bleeding ulcers. He had read that doctors had seen curved bacteria in the stomachs of (dead) ulcer patients, and he wanted to know what they were doing there and whether they had something to do with the ulcers in live patients.
An excerpt from recent editorials in newspapers in the United States: By The Associated Press On Amtrak: ... President Obama and top Democrats on Capitol Hill want to pump up mass transit, including Amtrak, with massive new federal subsidies. They may even go as far as reviving one of Amtrak's biggest losers, the old Sunset Limited Line that passed through Atmore, Pascagoula and Mobile. Passenger service on the Sunset Limited, a route that runs from Los Angeles to Orlando, Fla., was suspended east of New Orleans after Hurricane Katrina ravaged the Gulf Coast in 2005.
WASHINGTON -- It was not the soaring rhetoric that is Barack Obama's signature, but he recently offered the sound bite that may define his presidency: "Don't bet against us." There are reasons to believe that his confident words -- they were about health care reform, but have broader application -- were not the bombast of a bluffer exaggerating the strength of his hand.
District 13 Sen. Joe Gimse, 105 State Office Building, 100 Dr. Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd., St. Paul, MN 55155. Ph.: (651) 296-3826. E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org District 13A Rep. Bud Heidgerken, 237 State Office Building, 100 Dr. Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd., St. Paul, MN 55155. Ph.: 651-296-4317. E-mail: email@example.com District 13B Rep. Al Juhnke, 281 State Office Building, 100 Dr. Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd., St. Paul, MN 55155. Ph.: 651-296-6206. E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org District 14 Sen. Michelle Fischbach, 153 State Office Building, 100 Dr. Rev.
Hats off from a Clara City woman to the young man who gave up his appointment so she could get in to see her dentist for emergency tooth pain. She writes, "I had waited a long time and was talking to the receptionist who told me all the morning appointments had shown up. That I could come back in the afternoon and try again." The young man offered his appointment time and said he would reschedule. "I don't know his name, but I thought that was an incredible man. Not many people would be so nice and caring. Thank you again," she wrote.
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I do not look at myself as being politically motivated, but I was very disappointed in the local Republican Party float that was in Spicer's 4th of July parade. I don't think that any day is a good day to bash the president of the United States, but to do so on the celebration of our country's birth is totally uncalled for!
After reading the letter to the editor in the July 8 paper criticizing Rep. Collin Peterson for voting yes for "cap and trade," to be fair I think it should have also been written that he voted "no" regarding the stimulus, which in my opinion is a "gutsy" move for a Democrat. Bruce Bottge Granite Falls