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U.S. poor also in need of health care

President Bush recently finished up a South American visit to remind our neighbors to the south how much 'we care.' He promised to send the USS Comfort, a Navy hospital ship, to anchor off the coast and provide medical care to the needy.

I was just wondering if, when they are done there, could they send the ship up the Columbia so some of us 'working poor' who can't afford insurance premiums could get some of that medical care? After all, it was paid for by taxpayers…

Mary Whitmore

Forest Grove