Letters to the Editor

State not in ‘dignity’ business

In regard to state Rep. Addia Kathryn Wuchner’s recent commentary, “Bevin health plan prudent, enhances recipients’ dignity”. Since when did “dignity” become a job of the state? When was the last (or maybe the first and only) time Kentucky did something to enhance anyone’s dignity?

I suggest that the state concentrate on basic stuff, such as safety, health, education and welfare. In general, I prefer the maxim attributed by some to Hippocrates: “First do no harm.”

Dignity is not a bad thing, but let’s do safety, health, education and welfare first (and I include fixing the pension plans that are broken, not the ones that are fully funded) and hold off on dignity until we get these other areas under control.

John C. Wolff Jr.