Modify, don’t repeal and replace, health law

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By Randy Patrick

My first newspaper job included some unusual perks. The family that owned the weekly also owned the old hotel where our offices were, and I was given rooms, rent-free, with cleaning service and fresh linens.

One benefit that wasn’t included was medical insurance. So I went to a Golden Rule agent and asked for an individual policy.

I thought I could get inexpensive catastrophic coverage for a low price. I was 24, weighed 175, didn’t smoke, jogged daily, played tennis, hiked and rode my 10-speed. I was the picture of health — except that I was asthmatic.

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