In "The spite club" (Opinion, June 8), Paul Krugman opines that it is wrong for states to refuse to expand Medicaid coverage to provide "health coverage to very-low-income Americans, at a cost private insurers can't match." If you missed it, read his article, because Utah is on the cusp of rejecting Medicaid expansion.
See this less as a political issue and more as a humanitarian issue. Our society helps those less fortunate, and a majority of Utahns agree. Even Utah's majority religion agrees with that principle.
Health care for the poor is a bigger issue than a single organization can solve and, as Krugman points out, Medicaid expansion will actually save rather than cost money.
If you agree that our state has a role to play in helping supply health care to our less-fortunate neighbors, contact Gov. Gary Herbert and ask him to accept Medicaid expansion for Utah
If you do not agree, then also express your opinion. However, I hope you will also suggest an alternative way of making health care available in Utah to those who are unable to afford it for themselves.
Salt Lake City