Re "Utah lawmakers back charity care instead of Medicaid expansion" (Tribune, March 12):
Rep. Michael Kennedy, R-Alpine, is a family practice physician, and his assertion that charity care by doctors is an adequate substitute for broad health care insurance coverage is naive at best.
It is also an insult to the physicians in this state. I suspect the vast majority of Utah's doctors regularly write off significant costs of care for services rendered to those unable to pay. This is charity care.