I could not disagree more with State Rep. Daylin Leach on term limits ("Term limits: A legislative dumbing-down," April 25). Although I understood the point he was trying to make, when it comes to experience, sometimes having too much can be worse than not having enough.
Not a day goes by that I don't read an article or watch the news and learn of a politician or official who has been either indicted or investigated for a crime. People who hold positions for an extended amount of time often find themselves in a position to accept bribes and kickbacks. Complacency in their jobs can offer many temptations, and is sometimes too hard to ignore.
I agree with Leach that people should be able to elect whomever they want. But I also feel that when a person is elected by the people, he or she has an obligation to be honest and not take advantage of his or her position in any way.
I believe that the longer a politician holds a position, the more opportunity exists for such a person to make dishonest decisions. These politicians wind up hurting the people who got them elected. Term limits would help to minimize this trend.
Focus on the care
As a three-year breast cancer survivor, I took major exception to the article on the new breast cancer hospital in Bucks County ("New hospital to focus on breast cancer," April 18). I am not interested in "$90 pale-teal pajamas" or "$25 textured cotton robes" for mammograms. What I want is the latest up-to-date information from a caring team of doctors, who all meet to discuss my case, with easy access to other specialists when needed.
I want my phone calls returned promptly by my outstanding breast surgeon, who is so easy to talk to. I want mammogram appointments made without problems and the mammograms read immediately. And, if further procedures are needed, I want them done by doctors with whom I have built a trust over the last few years.
I want board-certified radiologists to read my yearly MRI by the people who developed it, such as the University of Pennsylvania. I want oncology nurses like the caring and knowledgeable staff of Pennsylvania Oncology Hematology Associates, who know who I am even though it has been three years since my last chemo treatment.
If I want a spa-like atmosphere, I will go to the Red Door, not the comprehensive Breast Care Institute at DSI of Bucks County.
Barbara G. Ayes