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Letters

  • ACA repeal would have dire effects

    To the editor:

    Repealing the Affordable Care Act will have wide-ranging and destructive consequences, according to a recent Congressional Budget Office (CBO) report.

    After Medicaid expansion, the individual mandate, and subsidies are eliminated, an additional 32 million would be uninsured by 2026; premiums would rise and double by 2026, above what they would be under the ACA.

  • Applause for Seaside Friends in Concert II

    To the editor:

    On Sunday evening, I was privileged to attend Seaside Friends in Concert II at Seaside United Methodist Church in Sunset Beach.

    The concert featured four very consummate sopranos from North Carolina: Catherine Kelly, Sallie Hedrick Bowman, Jennifer Hudson-Santos and Linda Ladrick. They were accompanied by Kathryn Parker, minister of music at Seaside.

  • Possible Russian interference warrants probe

    To the editor:

    I am a two-year resident of North Carolina and a lifetime resident and citizen of the United States. I care deeply about my country and the people in it, and it is for this reason that I have grave concerns regarding any possible Russian interference with our country, government and elections.

  • Why dredge Jinks Creek?

    To the editor:

    Jinks Creek is a never dredged, natural, tidal marsh creek. In 1969, Mannon Gore dredged and moved Tubbs Inlet. Using the spoils from the tip of south Jinks Creek and Eastern Channel, dumping those spoils into the virgin, tidal marsh created Riverside Drive.

  • American Health Care Act hurts older Americans

    To the editor:

    The American Health Care Act, which is being debated in Congress, would mean higher prices, less coverage and billions in tax breaks for big drug and insurance companies. The legislation would increase costs, weaken Medicare (opening the door to vouchers) and make it harder for seniors to get the services they need to live independently as they age. And, it includes an “age tax,” a tax on the cost of health care for everyone 50 to 64 years old.

  • Neighborhood efforts deserve support, praise

    To the editor:

    I wanted to respond to Duane Lewis’ letter in the March 9 edition. While it is obvious he is passionate about his feelings toward Sunset Beach Town Council members, he also made some inflammatory remarks about the homeowners in Sunset Lakes.

    In no way does Mr. Lewis represent the HOA. Yes, he was the past chairman of the HOA, but he does not sit on the HOA board. Four of five streets were affected by the road blown out during Hurricane Matthew. The road Mr. Lewis lives on was not part of the affected neighborhood.

  • Defunding program doesn’t meet common good

    To the editor:

    The Trump administration released a preliminary 2018 budget proposal March 16, and we could use one.

    In the past, I’ve written about policies with bad outcomes. Today, I’d like to say a few words about what drives policies. Meals On Wheels brought this to mind.

  • Trump should set example

    To the editor:

    Dear President Trump, I am a registered Independent who supports your efforts to bring jobs back to America.

  • Endless caterwauling

    To the editor:

    The endless caterwauling over immigration that obsesses the dysfunctional media, sophomoric political pundits and many of both political parties can be dismissed by answering two questions: First, can morally justifiable reasons exist for excluding or ejecting some people from our country? Second, if there are, who has the right to make such decisions?

  • Politicians’ take on health insurance is sickening

    To the editor:

    Every time I hear a politician say, “lowering deductibles will lower premiums,” I want to throw a shoe at the TV screen. I have been selling health insurance for 25 years and I have to tell you the opposite is true.