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Shame on DI

Published June 7, 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This is an archived article that was published on sltrib.com in 2013, and information in the article may be outdated.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.

Let's take the political rhetoric, party biases and other vitriol off the table. No matter how you feel about the Affordable Care Act, its basic premise is to increase medical care to those who most need it.

So I was shocked and surprised when Deseret Industries announced it will reduce employees' hours instead of managing the cost of providing health care insurance to these full-time employees, as required by the act ("Mormon-owned DI cuts workers' hours, avoids Obamacare rule," Tribune, May 30). Shame on DI.

Many of these valued employees live life on the margins of poverty. Not only will they not have health care, they will have their current income reduced, making their bare minimum subsistence even more trying.

This from an organization that teaches Christian attitudes. This action is decidedly not Christian.

This from a nonprofit charitable organization that by definition is designed to help people. DI is not helping people. Shame.

Kent C. Overly

Draper