LETTERS TO THE EDITOR; 'SINGLE-PAYER' MUST BE AN OPTION.Since 1999, health care costs have risen four times faster than wages. Consequently, small businesses and people in all communities are in a desperate squeeze. How are such increases justified today in such an already obscenely profitable industry? A very small number of health insurance companies dominate local and national markets.
In New Mexico New Mexico, state in the SW United States. At its northwestern corner are the so-called Four Corners, where Colorado, New Mexico, Arizona, and Utah meet at right angles; New Mexico is also bordered by Oklahoma (NE), Texas (E, S), and Mexico (S). , two companies, Health Care Services and Presbyterian Healthcare have 65 percent of the market. Nationally, this statistic rises to 94 percent. Congress must vote now for a universally available public health insurance plan, to break the insurance industry's monopoly and to allow real health care choices.
Competition and choice mean more efficiency and lower prices. That's good for families and small businesses. Congress must also provide a choice of a public, single-payer health insurance plan. Will they take this chance to prove that they really represent the people, or will they continue to roll over for the health care lobbyists?
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Santa Fe Santa Fe, city, Argentina
Santa Fe, city (1991 pop. 341,000), capital of Santa Fe prov., NE Argentina, a river port near the Paraná, with which it is connected by canal.
Killing our own
As reported by Frontline, 20,000 Americans die every year for lack of proper health care, owing to lack of money, no insurance, or refusal of the part of the insurance company to pay for needed health services health services Managed care The benefits covered under a health contract . This is not even a human-rights violation any more, this is outright genocide! We are all responsible.
Dr. Eugene Aversa's June 7 My View, "Humane rodeos do not exist," has little connection with reality. His statement "Ethe rodeo was something about which I was largely ignorant," says everything. Nearly all his catch phrases are lifted directly from radical animal-rights brochures and torture porn. It is depressing to see a respected doctor of medicine quoting secondhand propaganda to vilify a people he clearly knows nothing about.
My hope is that one of the thousands of veterinarians Veterinarians and veterinary surgeons (vets) are medical professionals who operate exclusively on animals. Well-known and notable veterinarians include:
tr.v. be·friend·ed, be·friend·ing, be·friends
To behave as a friend to.
to become a friend to
Verb 1. the deep-rooted country folks who live all around us.
I commend Dr. Eugene Aversa on his June 7 My View, "Humane rodeos do not exist."
Having seen two calves euthanized in rodeo arenas after their necks were broken from roping, and seeing a dazed daze
tr.v. dazed, daz·ing, daz·es
1. To stun, as with a heavy blow or shock; stupefy.
2. To dazzle, as with strong light.
A stunned or bewildered condition. steer stumbling about with blood pouring from the stump where its horn had been ripped off cured me of ever again attending the rodeo interpretation of "entertainment."
Collateral damage collateral damage Surgery A popular term for any undesired but unavoidable co-morbidity associated with a therapy–eg, chemotherapy-induced CD to the BM and GI tract as a side effect of destroying tumor cells
The Santa Fe Art Institute is a vibrant wonderful treasure in Santa Fe. The institute houses an amazing group of resident artists, offers superb lectures and workshops and provides ongoing and special outreach to the community. This local gem somehow manages to shine in spite of the depressing and dying College of Santa Fe History
The oldest chartered college in the State of New Mexico, the College of Santa Fe was founded in the Lasallian tradition of education, a Roman Catholic teaching order in which the schools are run by laymen. The institution's first incarnation opened in 1859, as St. campus on which it is located.
Santa Fe Art Institute has worked hard to stay fiscally sound, and it has energetically maintained its programs, in stark contrast to the debt-ridden, mismanaged college. It has set a good example, but it is too small to rescue the college. Where is the leadership? The city has to take charge so that this gem can survive in a lively cultural setting that can grow into the creative center that Santa Fe deserves.
Used to express approval of a woman, especially for a performance.
A shout or cry of "brava."
[Italian, feminine of bravo, bravo; see bravo1.] , Bushee
I would like to thank City Councilor coun·cil·or also coun·cil·lor
A member of a council, as one convened to advise a governor. See Usage Note at council.
coun Patti Bushee for her wise and forward-thinking opinions in regards to the Northwest Quadrant off Ridgetop Road and N.M. 599. Her desire to scrap the development of the Northwest Quadrant and to designate it as open land is to be commended.
In a city that seems continuously to make the worst possible development decisions, where the traffic, congestion The condition of a network when there is not enough bandwidth to support the current traffic load.
congestion - When the offered load of a data communication path exceeds the capacity. and sprawl gets worse instead of better, where the parks are brown and the medians are choked with weeds, it is refreshing to hear a voice of reason. The last thing this community needs is another overdeveloped track of open land where ugly, poorly built homes sit on the market, unsold. We should encourage Councilor Bushee in her efforts.
Apples and oranges
Regarding the June 7 My View, "Israeli army experiences reveal complex problems":
While I commend Daniel Farber's willingness to engage in ''complex thinking'' regarding the Israeli/Palestinian conflict -- the situation just isn't that complex. The comparison he makes regarding terrorists launching rockets from Mexico into Las Cruces is absurd.
The U.S. does not occupy Mexico. We do not control their air/land/sea borders. We do not subject Mexican citizens to numerous humiliating hu·mil·i·ate
tr.v. hu·mil·i·at·ed, hu·mil·i·at·ing, hu·mil·i·ates
To lower the pride, dignity, or self-respect of. See Synonyms at degrade. roadblocks as they try to navigate their own lands. We are not constructing illegal settlements upon Mexican lands in blatant contravention A term of French law meaning an act violative of a law, a treaty, or an agreement made between parties; a breach of law punishable by a fine of fifteen francs or less and by an imprisonment of three days or less. In the U.S. of international law. The U.S. is not claiming that ''God'' gave us Mexico.
What the U.S. is doing is sending $30 billion dollars of our money over the next 10 years to fund the abuses perpetrated by Israeli Occupation Forces (this is what we call it on the other side of the wall). Farber needs to lay down his weapon; life looks different from the other end of the gun.
In response to Stanley Logan's June 11 letter, "False hopes": Even with the impressive Ph.D. at the end of the name, it is of little consequence when we realize which side of the ideological fence one is straddling strad·dle
v. strad·dled, strad·dling, strad·dles
a. To stand or sit with a leg on each side of; bestride: straddle a horse.
b. . No one with the exception of someone who is not concerned with semantics has ever said that man-made carbon dioxide carbon dioxide, chemical compound, CO2, a colorless, odorless, tasteless gas that is about one and one-half times as dense as air under ordinary conditions of temperature and pressure. causes warming/melting ice caps. What is/should be said is that carbon dioxide exacerbates and quickens shifting and irreversible weather patterns and change.
What might take a couple of hundred years to happen naturally takes only a short decade, with the "help" of man and his pollutants. Incidentally, coal is an extreme pollutant, no matter how you try to cut the cake, and it should be banned. It doesn't take a scientist to realize that, unless the scientist chooses to ignore facts, as the ones under the Bush regime did and continue to do.