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Published June 5, 2013 1:01 am

This is an archived article that was published on sltrib.com in 2013, and information in the article may be outdated. It is provided only for personal research purposes and may not be reprinted.

Re "Mormon-owned DI cuts workers' hours, avoids Obamacare rule" (Tribune, May 30):

It's interesting that organizations like Deseret Industries and Granite School District, and many private companies, are not interested in paying for health care insurance for their low-wage, 30-hour employees (refugee clothes sorters and bus drivers).

Sadly, these people are the ones who cannot afford to purchase individual health insurance. Not to worry — many are "eligible for premium tax subsidies and Medicaid."

Conservatives are mad that the Affordable Care Act forces large employers to provide insurance for full-time (30 hours or more) employees, but they're also frustrated that they're paying for others' health care through government relief programs or emergency room write-offs.

They offer no real solution, but they then have the gall to be upset when they're accused of not having compassion!

Matthew Smith