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A national health-care plan

Regarding the editorial "The 42nd President," Jan. 20: We hope that the new national health-care plan respects the person and conscience of individuals, which will be a departure from past encroachments of medical mandates. Certainly, unnecessary surgeries should not be a part of the paid program. David McKnight, Ankeny, Iowa

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