As reported by Doug Fabrizio on KUER's "Radio West," a group of physicians recently delivered a petition to Gov. Gary Herbert seeking acknowledgement of a serious problem with Utah's air quality. The governor's response was to dismissively ask if the group had carpooled to the event. They had.
The governor opted out of the Obamacare insurance option ("Avenue H: Utah clings to useless exchange," Our View, Feb. 9). An autonomous Utah Republican decision denies Utah's small businesses and uninsured individuals a better choice of health insurance at competitive rates.
Utah's current Avenue H insurance doesn't provide crucial functions that Obamacare exchanges must perform. But it does preserve a degree of power and income for a select few, to the detriment of many small-business owners.