Letter writer Diane Balcom thinks that Sens. Bob Casey and Arlen Specter should have secured special benefits for Pennsylvania, like a number of senators did for their states, in exchange for their votes for health-care insurance reform ("What Did Pa. Gain?" Jan. 1). She writes that we were very poorly served because our senators didn't hold out for something special for Pennsylvania.
It's a good thing that the majority of Americans don't share Ms. Balcom's "What's in it for me?" attitude toward the important issues facing our country.
FRANK J. KERNAN