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Thanks for the article (“What’s wrong with health care can be clearly seen in my colonoscopy,” May 5).
Allan Roth’s point of view is right on. I used to work in health care (services and products) and we indeed have a big mess. The bottom line for me is that we pay way more per capita than most developed countries, yet experience health outcomes overall that are mediocre at best. For example you probably saw the recent report about us middle and older aged Americans being in significantly poorer health than the Brits. Continue Reading Crisis likely needed for true health care reform

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Thank you for printing Allan Roth’s article about his colonoscopy and health care costs. Continue Reading Roth’s venture into health care timely, topical

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Thanks for the humor column by City Manager Lorne Kramer. It was a welcome break from his incessant boasting about how wonderful his city government is.
In his May 5 column, Mr. Kramer opened with a great one-liner, that the city “strives to spend residents’ tax dollars in the most effective, efficient and responsible way possible.” What a card! Continue Reading Commissioner questions city's responsiveness

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Not knowing prices defeats purpose of HSA

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I just read Allan Roth’s article (“What’s wrong with health care can be clearly seen in my colonoscopy,” May 5) in the Business Journal and wanted to pass along a couple of comments.
First of all, I agree with him 100 percent that it is ludicrous to not be told what your discount would be with your HSA (health savings account) benefits. That really defeats the whole idea of taking control of your own health care costs and making sound financial decisions. Continue Reading Not knowing prices defeats purpose of HSA

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Allan Roth raises many important issues that affect not only the health care consumer but the medical providers and the society at large (“What’s wrong with health care can be clearly seen in my colonoscopy,” May 5). Both employers and employees are opting for higher deductible insurance plans and/or health savings accounts. Continue Reading Roth column sheds light on health care challenges

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The other side of the Albany story

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<em>Dear Editor:</em>
My wife, Mary, and I own the building next to your location. For more than a century this location and building have provided affordable housing in our downtown.
Lon Matejczyk’s article (“Downtown construction cranes portend growth, vision” April 21) says he wants us to make an office building out of the Albany, and he also wants us to renovate the building. For almost 30 years we have improved the building and its tenants. It was not designed to have stories added when it was built in 1903. Continue Reading The other side of the Albany story

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County doing its part to lure, retain businesses

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<em>Dear Editor:
RE: Lon Matejczyk column, Jan. 27</em>
I just want to let the good readers of the Business Journal know that we in El Paso County government have been doing our part to encourage businesses to locate and remain in the Pikes Peak region. Continue Reading County doing its part to lure, retain businesses

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Dear Editor:
RE: Lon Matejczyk column Dec. 31
So, the City Council won’t fund Economic Development Corp. Well, maybe when you look around, it’s probably the right decision. So, let’s look around. In the metro area we have: Continue Reading Too many groups indicates highly fractured community

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<em>Dear Editor:
</em><p>RE: “Wal-Mart ahead of the global economy game” op-ed by Lon Matejczyk, Dec. 2, 2005

<p>Last time I wrote, in response to one of Mike Boyd’s commentaries, another reader let your subscribers know that he thought I didn’t know much about economics. Recognizing the risk, let me share a few thoughts about Wal-Mart and the global economy game. Continue Reading What happens when Wal-Mart is all that anyone can afford?

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Dear Editor:
I have read with great interest Allan Roth’s articles that further the “gospel according to John Bogle,” the venerable founder of the Vanguard Group and proponent of index investing.
That is, that investing is an either/or proposition and passive investing stands as the ruling victor of the debate. The argument goes something like this: either you invest passively via indexes and wait patiently for the day when you can count all your gold coins in safety, or you toss your money to the temperamental active management “gods” and pray for rain. Continue Reading Taking exception to the passive investing approach

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