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September 25, 2013 at 7:05 AM

The Affordable Care Act

Self responsibility First, let me say that I believe that The Times did a wonderful job of explaining the Affordable Care Act. [“Insuring health: Navigating your way through the Affordable Care Act,” Section J, Sept. 22.] With today’s political parties playing fast and loose with the facts, your insert was absolutely necessary. To the Army veteran,…

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May 31, 2013 at 7:03 AM

Hospital treatment for mentally ill

Provide mentally ill with inpatient services The lack of access to psychiatric outpatient services and psychiatric inpatient care is creating a very dangerous situation for people with mental illnesses and for emergency patients in general [“Editorial: Stop ‘boarding’ mentally ill in emergency rooms,” Opinion, May 29]. These patients often wait several days for inpatient treatment,…

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