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I have been a fan of Michael Putney for many years. But I could not fully agree with his July 10 Other Views column, Bond issue tough sell for a tax-weary public.

I understand the plight of Miami-Dade County residents, burdened with paying the way for ballparks, tolls and the like.

I have recently spent a lot of time at Jackson Memorial Hospital with an ill patient, using the facilities in the critical-care unit.

The old and dilapidated surroundings did not affect the high quality of care or dampen the spirit and professionalism of staff and students. This hospital needs a serious makeover of its physical plant in order to provide the highest quality of care to all who come through its portals.

The community is being asked to vote on a most serious matter: healthcare in the year 2013 at a major public institution. We should and can do better for a city we all love.

Joyce Kaiser, Miami

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