Letters to the Editor

Letters to the Editor

Obamacare has patient protection

Let's face it, health insurance companies do not have our best interest in mind. Because they are motivated by profit rather than patient health, they view sick patients as more of a liability to the company's' bottom line.

While working for an insurance company, I experienced this mentality firsthand in the mid-'90s at the height of the AIDS epidemic.

Let's get sports situation fixed

I was born and reared in Danville, and I now live in Tennessee.

I fly my orange flag every game day, but it is not the one they are accustomed to seeing in this region. My flag has a Block I on it.

From the days of sports broadcasters Larry Stewart to Jim Turpin, I have lived and died on their every word, mostly died.

Missing cat tale has happy ending

Even though my neighborhood has several cats, for a few weeks I would get a glimpse of a cat I had never seen.

I keep a heated water bowl and an igloo with a heating pad on my front porch. Plus, I put out cat food.

Summerville great for our community

My prayers go out to Willie Summerville's family. My heart is very heavy. Nothing I say can do justice to who Willie was and what he meant to so many people.

I was blessed to be a part of many of Willie's "Messiah" productions over the last 12 years. His love for Jesus and music is a great example.

Let's make UI sports great again

Growing up in Champaign and having family that was immersed in many aspects of the University of Illinois, I thought the university was the center of the universe.

Now, more than 30 years removed from Champaign, I still bleed Orange & Blue.

Shimkus is wrong; men should pay

Rep. John Shimkus has brought unwelcome national publicity to our region with his remark that men should not have to pay for prenatal coverage in their health insurance premiums.

Prenatal care is extremely cost-effective, paying for itself financially as well as in reduced suffering if it can reduce neonatal ICU admissions by a couple of cases per thousand births.

Davis wrong about health care critics

On his Facebook page, U.S. Rep. Rodney Davis referred to critics of the American Health Care Act as "the extremes in both parties."

Willie Summerville taught so much

What a wonderful man Willie T. Summerville was. He taught me choir at Brookens Junior High the two years I was a student there, which were 1972 and 1973.

He was such a caring and loving person. And besides teaching us choir, he taught us all to get along with each other, no matter what race or differences we had.

Trump travel ban harms U.S. goals

The Trump administration travel ban has greatly affected immigrants from around the world including those suffering from a mental illness. The ban has induced fear, anxiety and devastation among those affected. Many refugees may suffer from disorders such as post traumatic stress disorder and generalized anxiety disorders.

Davis will have to answer for actions

Kathy Shaw McKenzie's March 6 opinion on this page deserves a response. The unwillingness of Rep. Rodney Davis to hold town halls for his constituents can only be construed as political cowardice and fear.