Expanding Medicaid in Utah a 'no brainer'

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Bravo to The Tribune for your Sept. 29 editorial "Expand Medicaid."

After all, the Affordable Care Act is the law of the land, and taxes that Utahns have paid to the IRS are certainly going to be used to help people in other states. Why cheat Utahns of our share?

Expanding Medicaid in Utah is truly a "no brainer." Yet the governor dithers.

Please, Gov. Herbert, don't imitate the "thinking" of our other perfect Republican laughingstocks, Sen. Mike Lee and Attorney General John Swallow.

Please do the right thing. We can't turn down that estimated $131 million. We can't continue to deprive an estimated 123,000 Utahns of basic health care.

David A. Moore

Salt Lake City