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By Hartsville Vidette Staff Reporter

Dear Editor:

Health insurance is more than a policy; it contributes to the livelihood and wellbeing of our households, our communities, our nation and the American economy.

Health care means knowing your family will be cared for and not having to worry about going broke when you get sick.

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That’s why I strongly oppose the Senate health care bill. The more I learn about it, the less I like.

Robbing health care from 22 million Americans to give yet another tax cut to the rich and powerful is just plain cruel. Our health care system needs to be improved — we all agree on that.

But this bill would do exactly the opposite — for no other reason than greed.

Thank you,

Laura Gonzalez

Nashville

 

Dear Editor:

Notice to all parents/guardians:

All students entering the seventh grade MUST have the following NEW immunization requirements:

Tetanus/diptheria/pertussis booster (Tdap)

Verification of immunity to varicella (chicken pox)

Proof of these immunizations MUST be provided on the Tennessee Certificate of Immunization Form. Pharmacy and generic printouts will not be accepted. Also, proof of these immunizations must be provided to the school before the first full day of the 2017-18 school year.

Please contact your physician or the Health Department to schedule an appointment as soon as possible.

Danna Burton

Trousdale County Schools