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Letter: Rejecting Medicaid expansion makes no sense

Published November 28, 2013 3:07 pm

This is an archived article that was published on sltrib.com in 2013, and information in the article may be outdated.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

I read that expanding Medicaid to add 150,000 people below the poverty level is a no go in this state, according to legislators ("Utah Legislative panel rejects full Medicaid expansion," Tribune, Nov. 21). None of their reasons makes sense to me, or to the citizens of the state.

The only one it will make sense to is the insurance industry, which has one of its own on the committee that will decide which way this state goes.

This is a no-brainer, the feds are going to provide 100 percent coverage for the first three years, and 90 percent after that because this is a win-win for everyone except those who can't stand helping people in poverty.

They will stick with the status quo, and continue crushing those at the bottom.

They truly are the family-values government, who represents some of the people, all of the time.

Charles Glaser

West Valley City