Letters to the Editor

Letters to the Editor

Hands off our Social Security benefits!

There has been much controversy regarding Social Security benefits lately. I paid into the Social Security Administration my entire life, assured that I would be able to collect my benefits upon retirement. I retired at age 66 and receive the dividends due me from my investment in that program. I depend on those dividends to survive.

Letters to the Editor

License dental therapists in Florida to provide children care

If Florida were a country, we would be the 20th biggest economy in the world. Yet more than one in every five of Florida’s children lives in the full federal definition of poverty. The realities for children are numerous. For one example, Florida ranks 44th among all states for dental care. Sixty percent of Medicaid children (1.4 million) in Florida did not see a dentist. Fewer than 1 in 5 of Florida dentists accept Medicaid.

Letters to the Editor

Senate bill hurts the working poor

As chair of the Miami-Dade Delegation, I am committed to working with my colleagues to deliver resources that strengthen our community. We fight for what we believe will enable our hospitals, schools, colleges and universities, chambers of commerce, entrepreneurs, small and large businesses, and local governments to serve our community and be successful.

Letters to the Editor

Pricing rule clears murky salvage costs

When you’re out on your boat and there’s a problem, it can be a scary situation. As a salvage operator, I’ve seen countless situations where boaters have required assistance. But needing help shouldn’t be an invitation to get ripped off by a predatory operator, and that’s why I support price transparency legislation for boaters.

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Sickle cell facility is a vital resource

Two recent articles in the Miami Herald mentioning the Foundation for Sickle Cell Disease Research (FSCDR) did a disservice to the community of people who rely upon us to help them deal with this painful and challenging chronic disease, which I have specialized in treating for 20-plus years.

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