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Cough syrup is not a right

Dear Editor,
In his July 26 Public Forum on the Tribune opinion page, Sen. Pat Roberts criticized the health care reform law for not allowing over-the-counter (OTC) medications like cough syrup to be purchased with medical savings accounts.
He stated that it “unnecessarily burdens doctors, and directs people to potentially more costly, less convenient and more time-consuming alternatives.”
He declared that this “takes away our right to spend our money as we see fit.”
He announced his introduction of a bill that would allow OTC medications to be purchased with medical savings accounts. 
A fair and speedy, public trial is ...


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