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Monday, Feb 17, 2014

Letters: Another D6 candidate

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Another D6 candidate

CityBeat readers will want to know that your featured newcomer, Carol Kim ["News," Jan. 29], will be facing grassroots competition for the open District 6 City Council seat in the person of former school-board trustee Mitz Lee, a highly qualified Filipina with 30 years' local residence and a record of community service in San Diego. 

Lee has lived in Mira Mesa and raised her two sons to adulthood in our public schools. She sits on the board of Rancho YMCA and serves on the San Diego Human Relations Commission. In response to our tumultuous, partisan and peculiar politics, Lee has reclaimed her longstanding political registration as an independent, a designation she embraced for most of her life as the wife of a now-retired United States Navy officer. She's also a cancer survivor. 

Frances O'Neill Zimmerman, La Jolla


Preventative care

I'm writing in response to a blog post I just read on CityBeat's website ["Todd Gloria announces plans for city-funded homelessness services," Feb. 6]. 

I've spent my whole life nursing in emergency rooms and critical-care areas. I see the effect of an ineffective healthcare system every day, with tremendous spending on in-hospital interventions that could've been avoided with much less costly community support. Support at the community level for the homeless doesn't cost taxpayers; it saves a lot of money downstream.  

And now, under the Affordable Care Act (ACA), I wonder if there are even more opportunities to intervene with this population. What if the city assigned advanced-practice nurses to visit these shelters and provide preventative healthcare and medication management? Under the ACA, advanced-practice nurses are reimbursable providers. They can be compensated for providing community care, and the consistent shelter environment is a perfect way for these nurses to reach these folks in need. Also, potentially their computer tracking system, if used also to manage some of the healthcare information, would be eligible for further reimbursement under the ACA's provision for "meaningful use."

In the context of so many frustrations in the healthcare system, thank you for writing and publishing this article. It made my day to read it.

Julie Graham, Normal Heights


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