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Today's Opinions

  • Wilkenfeld letter: Public not informed about health-care act

    I was raised on New York City “street smarts” until I moved to Charlotte 30 years ago.
    I have two college degrees, read the New York Times 365 (days a year). I subscribe to Forbes, Business Week and the International Herald Tribune online.
    At the ripe old age of 74, I can tell you that the biggest mistake the president made was not getting the U.S. Government Printing Office in Washington, D.C., to print a question-and-answer booklet (on the health-care act) and mail it gratis to all Americans.

  • Opinions on health-care act

    My main thought about the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act is “It’s a place to start. Finally.” This country has done a lot of talking and no acting on this issue for decades. Finally, the 111th Congress enacted it and off to the races we went.
    Sure, there are parts of it that feel like too much government. Telling people they’ll have to pay a tax/penalty if they don’t purchase insurance smacks of big government reaching into our pocketbooks.

  • Honeycutt’s comments about Lynch are unacceptable

    I guess Lancaster County Council member Larry Honeycutt was right about comments in his guest column, “Lynch’s comments about the county unacceptable,” in the July 1 edition of The Lancaster News.
    It isn’t just one person in this county who has a negative opinion. I have read many articles from individuals all over this county who feel the same way. I, for one, have expressed my opinion in the paper.

  • Opinions on health-care act

    I think everyone deserves affordable health care. The idea of parents being able to keep their children on their insurance until age 26 is great. And not being denied health insurance because of pre-existing conditions is also a plus. I am very pleased that it was passed.
    Marilyn Tims
    Indian Land
     

  • Opinions on health-care act

    Act needed, just like Social Security
    First and foremost: Health-care providers are for-profit organizations. The health act was needed! It is a first step. I have not read the bill in its entirety, therefore, I cannot say yea or nay about this bill as a whole. There are good and bad points. Remember, when this was passed, it was to be a work in progress; changes are expected.

  • Opinions on health-care act

    Presented to Congress on a “Vote ‘aye’ for this so you can have a chance to read it” basis, this bill was passed by Congress without thought or reflection. To my knowledge, no thorough, systematic, complete review of what this bill will and will not do has ever been presented to the American people.

  • We need S.C solutions for S.C. health care

    South Carolina advocates for better health, lower health-care costs and limited government have little to cheer about after the June 28 Supreme Court ruling upheld much of “Obamacare.”
    Instead of providing real solutions, the law simply hides our problems from public view by pouring hundreds of billions of government subsidies into a broken health care system allowing Washington to declare “victory” while continuing to ignore the real health challenges facing Americans.

  • No traffic fatalities in county during Fourth holiday

    I would like to take this opportunity to thank the citizens of Lancaster County for enjoying our nation’s Independence Day celebrations without experiencing a highway fatality within our county.
    It is very rewarding to see your cooperation through utilizing safe driving practices, which can save your life and mine.
    Unfortunately, not all our friends and neighbors practice safe driving habits. Speeding, seat-belt violations and DUI are all things that troopers dealt with over the holiday period.