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Published: Thursday, March 27 2014 2:10 p.m. MDT

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FatherOfFour
WEST VALLEY CITY, UT

This is good news. I hope every person who works at the facility and every person who is treated at the facility remembers that the republicans do not want this facility to exist and are actively fighting to close it down.

Billy Bob
Eagle Mountain, UT

"The enrollment deadline is approaching, with the first open enrollment period ending March 31. All Americans must have health insurance coverage by that day or incur a penalty fee in the coming year."

This is the biggest reason I oppose Obamacare. Forcing people to buy a product is not right. If someone doesn't want health insurance, then they should not have to buy health insurance. Of course there are other reasons to oppose Obamacare, and I could go on and on about how the negatives FAR outweigh any perceived positives (such as this clinic). But I do agree with Gov. Herbert that we believe in the rule of law. Hopefully Obamacare will no longer be law at some point in the near future. Because it is hurting America.

Area 52
Tooele, UT

I hope every person remembers that Tax Dollars paid 100% of this facility.

JayTee
Sandy, UT

Oh, hey . . . it's only public tax/debt money, right? Plenty of that to throw around, since we're only $17,000,000,000,000++ in debt so far. No big deal. Just let the kids, grandkids, and great grandkids ante up over their lifetimes.

FT
salt lake city, UT

Do any of you ACA haters know why America spends twice as much per person on health care as other Western countries? And don't say malpractice insurance because you'd be wrong. Just curious if anyone knows the impact the uninsured have on tax dollars, insurance rates and bankruptcy.

viejogeezer
CARLSBAD, CA

If it is wrong to force someone to buy health insurance, is it fair that the rest of us who have insurance should have to pay for the medical care of those who do not? Just wondering.

RedShirt
USS Enterprise, UT

To "FT" yes we do know why we pay so much for healthcare.

The biggest reason is government regulations and mandates. According to various sources 20% to 50% of the cost of insurance is due directly to the government mandates. If you got rid of most of those mandates the US would be spending about the same per person.

Next, you have the fact that the US has the most advanced care available in the world. You can't have a Ferrari for the same price as a Pinto.

The US also has the highest tax rate for medical device and drug companies in the world.

Did you know that so far the ACA has only been able to get 10% of the uninsured some insurance.

It seems like the problem with cost has its roots in the Government. So why trust them to fix the problem they created?

To "viejogeezer" if the goal is to get healthcare to the poor, why create a new insurance program. Why not set up clinics around the US and hire the staff to care for the poor?

Paul8777
Brigham City, UT

Ever wonder why you don't hear Medicare being referred to as "Johnsoncare"? Maybe it's because it's so popular. Here's a handy way to interpret the commentary on the Affordable Care Act (ok, go ahead and call it "Obamacare"). In today's environment, if a political party or political leaning can't claim credit for something, then it has to be labelled in a negative way and attacked at every opportunity, regardless of its merits. With the passage of time, if the Affordable Care Act is successful and has its intended effect, you will no longer hear it referred to as Obamacare. By then it will have achieved the final phase of any project or initiative, that being "praise and recognition of non-participants" and will likely be called something like "Boehnercare" by its current detractors.

My2Cents
Taylorsville, UT

I don't get it, how did health care funds for a doctor become development and construction funds for state owned hospitals? When did the ACA funds become propriety of the RDA developers?

This governor is out of his mind and out of control. This is outright fraudulent use of and misappropriation of funds to pay for doctor care and treatment. They just stole over a million dollars from hundreds of peoples health care and built a hospital and paid a developer and put someones life and health at risk, or maybe even denied some one a life saving procedure.

If I had the means I would plaster this all over the world to show how much obama and the state of Utah cares about the health of its people by misappropriating and divert these funds to create construction jobs for illegal aliens and profit business owners.

And people of Utah want to trust this governor with billions of dollars ACA Medicaid funds to pass on too developers and construction job creation like the new $100 million dollar Hotel Utah in downtown SLC? Is there any doubt why Governor Herbert is anxious to expand his medicaid fraud program?

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