Re "The charity fairy: Charity care won't solve the problem" (Our View, March 13):
Your editorial opposing HB391, the bill that would have banned Utah's participation in the expanded Medicaid program, made some important points about the inadequacy of charity medical care, but didn't go nearly far enough.
What a shame that doctors and hospitals are all that you mentioned. Utahns also need and benefit from care by dentists, optometrists, physical therapists, dietitians, nurse practitioners and mental health professionals. With respect to mental health care, a vast body of research demonstrates that physical and mental health directly affect each other.