How can Northwell shut insurance plan?

How does a “health” system take an action so counterproductive to its mission? [“Northwell to shut Obamacare health plan,” News, Aug. 25]

I thought all this merging and growth undertaken by Northwell Health was supposed to be done with the well-being of the system’s beneficiaries and clients in mind. Withdrawing from the Affordable Care Act state insurance market is a disservice to many, many people.

I’m proud of our community-oriented Huntington Hospital. I’d like that “small” yet caring place back again. This big health system stuff is clearly for the birds — and maybe not even good for them!

Laura L. Lustbader, Huntington Station

School bus demolition derby is just for fun

I’m responding to a recent writer’s concerns regarding the school bus demolition derby at Riverhead Raceway [“Bus demolition derby a bad idea,” Letters, Aug. 30]. As a previous educator and certified bus driver, I want to put this writer at ease. Our training doesn’t include demolitions. The safety of children in a driver’s care should be job No. 1. It’s unfortunate that a night of entertainment for many should create such anxiety. See it as what it is: some mindless fun.

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John Lomaga, Shoreham