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We need health-care changes, but not Obamacare

I can understand letter writer and nurse Maureen Pizzo’s concerns about health care, being as close to it as she is. However I have to disagree with her on Obamacare. We do not need more than 2,600 pages and the hiring of thousands of costly new future pensioned bureaucrats and IRS agents to improve health care. Hundreds of pages of this bill have nothing to do with health care and everything to do with another government takeover. One article I read highlighted that Romneycare is just 70 pages.


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Birth-control compromise is just a shell game

Does Maureen Pizzo, who wrote “Letter to U.S. Rep. Mulvaney on birth control compromise” in last week’s paper, really believe “The employer is not even involved” as a result of this compromise?
Does she really think the insurance companies are going to provide free contraceptives out of the goodness of their hearts?
The “compromise” is merely a shell game that will still result in religious employers paying for contraceptives as the insurance companies will ultimately pass the costs on to them.


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Parents should take care of children’s needs first

To all parents – young and old – our children should be our priority. Parents should not do things we don’t want our children to do. Put God first in our lives, then our children.
We shouldn’t be eating out and going on shopping sprees, while our children sit at home hungry and wearing hand-me-down clothes.
Patricia Thompson
Lancaster


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Don’t force Catholics to pay for unwanted contraceptives

In response to Maureen Pizzo’s letter in last week’s paper, I realize people cannot always get health care.
However, what about Planned Parenthood, where I believe contraceptives and morning-after pills were always available free?
President Barack Obama wants to enforce his decision of Catholic institutions being forced to cover these contraceptives when it is against the precepts we believe.


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Left-leaning media only does bogus reporting

As I look back throughout my 75 years on earth, what a drastic change I have experienced. In my early years, Dick Tracy was one of my favorite cartoon characters. He had a television and telephone on his wrist. At that time, we didn’t even have a TV in our house, but there was one in the window at the corner store. It was a 12-inch model.


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Letter to U.S. Rep. Mulvaney on birth control compromise 

I am a Roman Catholic from St.Matthew’s parish in Charlotte and a registered nurse with almost 50 years in the health profession. I’m OK with the compromise.


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Potholes dangerous for vehicles, pedestrians

To state road crews: We would like to see our roads in better shape.
It really is bad when you ride down the road and try to miss potholes and then hit another one. It is dangerous to walk in the roads because you step in a pothole and hurt your feet or leg.
We would also like to know that if we hit a pothole and tear up our cars, whether the state will pay to fix them.

Pete Melton
Lancaster


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Take stock of county needs and address them

There have been articles in The Lancaster News in the past months about how Lancaster County Council is spending our tax dollars. I have both heard and read about the outrage of many citizens of the county over the more than $500,000 price tag attached to the new EMS station on Rocky River Road in the Buford community.
I read that the property purchased appraised at a value of $50,000 for tax purposes. Many Lancaster County citizens are upset that this same piece of property was purchased by the county for about $250,000.


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County fortunate to have quality legislators

We, the people of Lancaster County, should be proud that with House and Senate district changes, we now have Rep. Jay Lucas, District 65, as speaker pro-tempore.
The changes make him the No. 2 representative in the general assembly and he’s there representing the people of Chesterfield, Darlington, Kershaw and Lancaster counties.


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Lancaster News spotlights good news, too

In a time when we tend to complain that all the news is bad news, I am reminded that is not all true.
I read some very uplifting stories in the Feb. 12 edition of The Lancaster News that gave the naysayers reasons to reflect on the more positive aspects of the news and Lancaster specifically.
The featured story of the remarkable, long, enduring friendship of the Rev. W.O. Thompson, Larry Honeycutt and Phil Cleveland is heartwarming and joyful. It shines a light on the value of being a good neighbor and friend.


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