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October 30, 2013

LETTERS TO EDITOR: Delaying individual health care mandate the fair thing to do

Dear Editor,

The roll out of Healthcare.gov has been a complete disaster. Stories of the site malfunctioning are being reported everywhere. Regular Americans are having extreme difficulty signing up.

Liberals like Sen. Joe Manchin and entertainer John Stewart (“The Daily Show”) think a delay of the individual mandate would be a good idea. Some Obama supporters are beginning to face increased costs for health care.

Health care companies are laying off Medicare doctors in droves. For instance, United HealthCare just fired thousands of Medicare Advantage doctors. That means less supply of care.

Congress exempted itself from ObamaCare. Obama delayed the mandate for Big Business. Why shouldn’t mandate be delayed for all of the American people?

Delaying the individual mandate is the only “fair” option. It’s a policy both liberals and conservatives should support.

Sincerely,

Christopher Flynn, Lewisville

Families thankful for homecoming honor

Dear Editor,

Our families were honored and touched by the Weatherford High School Class of 1963 for selecting Marianne McGuire to represent her late mother, Linda Ruth Heartsill McGuire, as Coming Home Queen for its 50-year reunion. Marianne was escorted by her brothers Marv, John and Matt.

We would also like to think Weatherford ISD for honoring Linda Ruth and for the logistical help of Don Rossander and Tim Duggin in seeing that Linda’s mother, Mrs. Mayme Ruth Heartsill, WHS Class of 1938, could be on the track to witness firsthand her grandchildren representing her daughter. Linda’s father is the late John L. Heartsill, former student, Class of 1932, and teacher at WHS.

Marianne, Marv, John, Matt and her uncles, Sam and Dan Heartsill, are all proud Roos athletes and graduates. The icing on the cake was seeing the Roos add another victory in the win column.

Again thanks for your kind tribute to our daughter, sister, mother and grandmother.

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