Letters to the editor: August 28-September 4

Published on Wed, Aug 28, 2013
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The Editor:
I stopped in at Nicki’s Diner for their amazing fish and chips and feel the need to thank Nicki’s for their efforts of taking care of our kids in so many ways. They have the most adorable kid’s activity center with coloring books, crayons, markers, stickers, construction paper. 
If that wasn’t enough, they had a back- to-school drive with a 50/50 raffle to supply backpacks for each grade K-8 filled with their supply list and they are paying for the first four bags. Hats off to Nicki’s Diner.
Tawni Rose

The Editor:
Hooray for Sandie Miller! For two years she tried to get permission to organize a volunteer clean up at the neglected U.S. Post Office in Blaine. She even tracked down headquarters in Washington, D.C., by telephone. When permission was finally granted, Sandie’s volunteers put in more than 80 hours of free labor on two recent Saturday mornings. What a difference it has made. Two sides of the property look respectable. Will Blaine’s Postmaster step up and assume responsibility for a maintenance program?
Mary Johnson

The Editor:
Obamacare! It’s about time!
On January 1, 2014 Obamacare goes into effect. This means 30 million more Americans will have the ability to get health insurance. They can’t be denied because they are sick. They won’t be cancelled if they get sick. They can get help if they can’t afford the premiums. That’s 30 million more people who can see a doctor when they are sick instead of going to an emergency room or living with illness and pain.
There will be no more lifetime caps so we can have health coverage our whole lives. Imagine that ... not having to go bankrupt because you get sick or injured and the costs went beyond what the insurance company allowed.
We will no longer pay insurance companies 30 to 35 percent overhead costs. They will have to get by with only 20 percent. Which is about 17 percent more than the 3 percent that we pay for Medicare overhead costs. Why not just go with Medicare for all? I don’t get why we need the insurance company middlemen ... but that’s another letter.
Yes! Obamacare ... it is about time!
Linda Schonborn

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