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Need to act now on health care
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Editor, Manteca Bulletin,

We’re about to lose the opportunity to reform health care if we, as a whole, don’t act now.  

Stories abound about people who have lost family members because they can’t get health insurance due to “pre-existing conditions.”  This is an example of greed on the part of insurance companies and ought to be against the law.  Think about it.  A new federal study shows that health care spending rose to an estimated $2.5 trillion in 2009, or $8,047 per person, and is now projected to nearly double by 2019.  We can’t wait until later to deal with this problem.  We need to act now.

André Gouaux
Feb. 7, 2010