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Our readers write — letters to the editor

Our readers write — letters to the editor

Posted: Wednesday, January 27, 2010 8:01 pm

 Insurance reform needed To The Editor: I have noticed that the issue of health insurance reform has received less attention in the press lately. At the same time, leaders from the House and Senate are crafting the combined package of legislation. I strongly believe that this country is in desperate need of reform in this area. How is it that the U.S., the richest country in the world, can have 46 million people without insurance, without access to health care? Health care is a basic human right, yet we seem to consider it a product to be bought and sold. Too many people are suffering. I strongly support real reform to our country’s health care system. What we have now is a broken system where costs are out of control and people die needlessly. From a moral standpoint, health reform is the right thing to do. I hope readers will contact their legislators to share their views on this important subject. Lisa Robinson Martin School official offers praise To The Editor: Obion County Schools express their appreciation to the school bus drivers for their performance of duties during cold and snowy weather. They spent their time while off for the Christmas break to start and run engines prior to school starting back. Thanks, to our mechanics for Sunday pre-route preparation work. Thanks, to the State High-way Department employees for salting the state highways prior to the snow. Thanks, to the Obion County Highway Depart-ment for applying rock to many steep hills and intersections to aid in safer travel for buses and all other vehicles. Thanks, to the Obion County Sheriff’s Department for reporting road conditions at 4 a.m. to aid in the decision-making process. Due to Obion County attending school on Jan. 7 and 8, our students have received two days of academic preparation for TCAP tests that many other systems missed. This was accomplished by all county and state entities working together for the safety and academic development of the students of Obion County. Larry Parks Director of Transportation Published in The Messenger 1.27.10

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