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Letters To The Editor: The Health Law And Alternative Medicine; Understanding Premium Rates; More On Hospital Readmissions

Letters to the Editor is a periodic KHN feature. We welcome all comments and will publish a selection. We will edit for space, and we require full names.

Last month’s story Health Law Boosts Status Of Alternative Medicine — At Least On Paper (Rao, 7/26) drew a number of reader responses. Here’s a sampling:

Melissa Miesen; Portland, Ore.

William J. Ryder; Quincy, Mass.

Five Things To Know About Obamacare Premiums: A Guide For The Perplexed (Appleby, 8/1), readers offered the following thoughts:

Thom Heckard; Virginia Beach, Va.

Vince Phillips; Mechanicsburg, Pa.

Also this month, the KHN story Armed With Bigger Fines, Medicare To Punish 2,225 Hospitals For Excess Readmissions (Rau, 8/2) drew this reaction:

Mary Dean; Keller, Texas

A reader offered this take on the Insuring Your Health column Benefits On Health Marketplace Plans Will Be Similar But Costs Will Vary (Andrews, 7/30).

Michael R. Bertaut, health care economist and exchange coordinator, Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Louisiana; Baton Rouge, La.

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