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August 29, 2015

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Letter to the editor:

Healthy people are being punished

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Kathleen Sebelius, secretary of Health and Human Services, is quoted as saying on health insurance, “Some of these folks have very high catastrophic plans that don’t pay for anything unless you get hit by a bus.”

What is wrong with that; particularly for healthy people who seldom have need to see a doctor and then can pay for the visit?

To force these people to buy a complete-coverage plan to subsidize insurance for low-income people is wrong and will drive up the costs of health care of these people.

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