Lori Latimer 
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Re: “Sen. Tom Cotton: Don't ask him about health care

or, the other Senator, the one who knows more about what is good for us than we do. You know he wants our insurance to be affordable: Sen Boozman replied to my concern about the destruction of the ACA -

"...Like most Americans, I believe our healthcare system needs substantive reform. We can all agree that our healthcare system was broken before the passage of Obamacare, but unfortunately that law did little to address the rising cost of health care. Repealing this failed law and replacing it with policy that makes health care affordable for every Arkansan is a priority for me.

Ive heard from many Arkansans who have expressed their thoughts on the American Health Care Act (AHCA) which was passed by the House of Representatives on May 4, 2017. While this legislation isn't perfect, it is a step in the right direction, and there is still much work to be done as it moves to the Senate for consideration.

As my colleagues in the Senate and I begin the process of debating this legislation, we must remember there is a lot at stake given that the health care sector represents 18 percent of our economy and impacts all Americans. As such, reforms must be carefully thought out with the involvement of all stakeholders.

I worked as a healthcare provider in our state for 25 years as an optometrist, and understand any reforms to our healthcare system require thorough and thoughtful debate. It is critical that we implement responsible reforms. Moreover, we must preserve and protect the role of patients, providers and physicians as the principle healthcare decision-makers, not the federal government.

It is time for us to come together and find commonsense solutions to our challenges. America functions best when we work through our differences and tackle our country's problems. Moving forward, I am committed to working with colleagues on both sides of the aisle to reform our healthcare system so it makes sense for all Americans. Please be assured that I will take your thoughts into consideration as we continue this discussion..."

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Posted by Lori Latimer on 06/20/2017 at 8:54 PM

Re: “The Broom Man, Melvin Pickens, dies at 84

I only comment in order to honor Mr. Pickens. The first time I bought a broom from him I just moved into Crestwood and was leaving Leo's, Greek Castle. I needed a broom for my new apartment. Each time I saw him I thought, "Remember you may be doing the bidding of an angel when you give to Mr. Pickens." He has walked on. He is missed.

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Posted by Lori Latimer on 06/19/2017 at 8:50 PM


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