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Children's Health

October 26, 1990

Two separate articles caught my eye. The first, "Is There a Third World Within the U.S.? Too Many Children Could Say Yes" (Opinion, Oct. 7), which says, "The U.S. is an underdeveloped nation in caring for its children. It has 13 million children with no health insurance. It ranks 19th among nations in preventing infant mortality and 29th in preventing low-birth-weight births. Immunization rates are declining."

Two days later, The Times carried the article, "MDs Debate Megabuck Medicine; Wealth: A 1989 survey said doctor's net income rose 12.5%, almost triple the rate of inflation. Physician avarice is a growing concerning" (Business, Oct. 9).

Is there a relationship between doctors' income and children's health?

MASSE BLOOMFIELD

Canoga Park

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