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Sale of gunmaker should aid public

JOAN VENNOCHI’S recent thoughtful column (“Fine line between morals and profit,” Op-ed, Dec. 23) about Cerberus Capital Management, the owner of both the Freedom Group gun manufacturers and the for-profit hospital chain Steward Health Care System, raised many important issues that need to be at center stage in our thinking.

The not-for-profit mission of our legacy health care institutions has a single focus: to care for the sick with compassion and quality, even when our state and federal dollars become more constrained.

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