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Reader Opinions

LETTER TO THE EDITOR: Medicaid expansion would help Missouri's citizens

There is so much need to raise Medicaid eligibility to 138 percent of federal poverty level, so small community hospitals can stay open and provide vital care and stabilization to those who live far from larger cities.

LETTER TO THE EDITOR: Women's pay gap is an important issue for families

In Missouri, women are paid only 78 cents for every dollar a man is paid. This wage gap costs the average American full-time woman worker between $700,000 and $2 million over the course of her career.

GUEST COMMENTARY: Sen. Nieves' proposed legislation doesn't support law enforcement

I was raised with guns, and I can pass any kind of background check the feds require, as can my fellow law-abiding citizens. Who cannot pass are the ones I do not want to have guns.

GUEST COMMENTARY: Expanding Medicaid would help, not hurt, Missouri

Hard-working families deserve strengthened Medicaid and expanded health care coverage, and there are many good business reasons to do this.

LETTER TO THE EDITOR: Ryan's budget won't help seniors

Rep. Paul Ryan toying with Social Security and Medicare in budget negotiations is concerning for seniors.

LETTER TO THE EDITOR: Medicaid expansion benefits all Missouri residents

Medicaid expansion in Missouri would significantly boost local economies and is the most affordable healthcare alternative for Missourians.

 

GUEST COMMENTARY: Small businesses now have options for affordable health care

Insurance companies must now publicly justify every rate increase of 10 percent or more, which has led to a sharp decline in double-digit rate hikes. Starting in 2014, insurers will have to justify every proposed rate increase, even if it’s a 1 percent bump.

GUEST COMMENTARY: Evidence lacking in Ryan Ferguson conviction

There is overwhelming evidence of Ryan Ferguson's innocence; he has been mistreated by Missouri's legal system.

 

LETTER TO THE EDITOR: Women's health care shouldn't be put at risk

For every $1 spent on women’s health services, approximately $5 is saved.

GUEST COMMENTARY: Parents face challenges coming to terms with child's autism

Families struggle with three main issues when it comes to children with autism — receiving the diagnosis, handling the perceptions of others, and deciding on a course of treatment.

 

LETTER TO THE EDITOR: Columbia needs independent, thoughtful leader

Having a forward-thinking, supportive and responsive City Council representative for your ward is a great asset, but what you also need is an independent and thoughtful leader at the top, like how Sid Sullivan would be as our next mayor.

LETTER TO THE EDITOR: Budget debate needs reframing

Big corporations have used their lobbyists and campaign contributions to rig the tax system in their favor, with some profitable corporations paying no taxes at all. But who’s investing in us?

LETTER TO THE EDITOR: Easter resurrection is present every day

Rev. Mel West believes that wherever and whenever the Spirit of Jesus Christ is present, no matter what place or space, resurrection will occur.

LETTER TO THE EDITOR: Karl Skala makes Columbia better

Karl Skala lives not far from Clark Lane and knows the effects of the area's growth first hand.

LETTER TO THE EDITOR: Thomas has qualities needed for City Council

He is highly educated, an experienced Columbia public-policy decision maker, committed to representing his constituents' interests, honest and law-abiding.

LETTER TO THE EDITOR: Thomas has ability to work well with all

Ian Thomas, if elected, will keep citizens informed about how he thinks and how he arrived as his decisions.

LETTER TO THE EDITOR: Thomas brings vision, new perspective to leadership

Ian Thomas adds new perspective to City Council and will bring passion and vision to office.

LETTER TO THE EDITOR: Karl Skala has record of community service

Karl Skala will speak on behalf of the city, if elected to council.

LETTER TO THE EDITOR: Karl Skala the right choice for Third Ward

Karl Skala has experience in planning and development.

GUEST COMMENTARY: New 911 tax increase is the wrong call

Agencies that Public Safety Joint Communications serves need to pay their part to keep up with growth in our area.

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