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October 14, 2014 at 7:05 AM

Ebola: Health-care obstinance helped create problem in Texas

Froma Harrop’s column regarding the Ebola case in Texas is the only thing I have heard or seen that began to address the real problem: the abysmal health care available in Texas generally and for the poor specifically, as is also the case in other states refusing Obamacare and Medicaid options [“Ebola and the 41 million uninsured Americans,” Opinion, Oct. 10].

Someone has to say out loud that medical care is a human right, and refusing to make it available and affordable to all puts all of us at risk. The obstinate refusal of republicans to cooperate with anything this president does creates a national health risk — not to mention a climate disaster, continuing gun deaths and growing income inequity.

L. Patrick Carroll, Seattle

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