This statement by Gov. Gary Herbert fails to grasp the dynamics of health care: "If you want the most benefit, and the highest quality for the most people at the lowest cost, that happens [with] free market competition."
Health is not a commodity. Access to health care is a right. No one should profit from people's health.
On the profit-driven pendulum of health care, the following happens: If you are the insurer, you maximize profits by restricting care, raising premiums and limiting payment to providers.