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Mar

It all sounded so great

Dear Editor,
I can understand why you might have supported the Affordable Care Act. You liked what Obama told you. In speech after speech across the nation, to the applause and exhortations of his enthusiastic public, he said, “I’m here because of folks seeing their premiums go up 20 and 30 and 40 and 50 and 60 percent in a year.” “It’s about the millions of lives that would be touched and in some cases saved, by making health insurance more secure and more affordable.” “We’ll work to lower your premiums by up to $2,500 per family per year.” “Your employer, it’s estimated, would see premiums fall by as much as 3,000 percent, which means they could give you a raise.” “So if you like your plan, you can keep your plan.” “If you like your doctor, you can keep your doctor.”
 
Tue
11
Mar
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You can’t muck a ditch with your smartphone

A couple of weeks ago I flew back east to Chapel Hill, N.C., for a family event. My brother, a professor at UNC (University of North Carolina) has five grandchildren. This was for the second Bat Mitzvah of the bunch. Of course, that weekend was the time of the East Coast blizzard so while I got there safely, only missed Friday night temple, I think I may have spent more time in airports than I actually did with my family. The important thing is I made it in time for Saturday morning temple when Eliana was called to the Torah.

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11
Mar
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Competition in Sochi and GOP

by Alan Todd
 
Go Heidi Jo, Go! All of us at the Plaindealer wish Ouray's own Heidi Jo Duce all the best as she is set to compete in Sochi at the Paralympics. The city is adorned with well-wishes in windows up and down every street. We'll be putting a special video tribute on our website by this weekend of interviews from people in Ouray wishing Heidi well. And, if you haven't had a chance to paint your window, we've printed a full page poster in today's paper that's hanging in our windows, and you can use in yours, too.

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