Gov. Gary Herbert wants answers about federal health insurance exchange

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  • BYUalum South Jordan, UT
    Dec. 4, 2012 8:24 p.m.

    Too many unknowns to accept this, Governor. Say NO! We spoke loud and clear at the time this bill was passed by Democrats only. No one knew what was in it, and still most of it is unclear. Don't sell the people of Utah such a deathly bill of goods. Stand strong!

  • gdog3finally West Jordan, Utah
    Nov. 21, 2012 4:22 a.m.

    Who wants to help the "least of these my brethren"? All this boo rah rah about profiting from doctor's training is outweighed by the the oath they claim to represent. I call it the hypocritical oath (close enough to the real name).

  • David Centerville, UT
    Nov. 20, 2012 1:28 p.m.

    Health care is similar to most other industries in that the principles of supply and demand have great influence. Everyone recognizes that health care costs are too high and climbinng too fast. Government leaders (Republican and Democrat) have proposed manipulating the costs and the health care market by imposing rules, regulations, and requirements. Obama successfully ran through his vision for health care, called the Affordable Care Act, or Obamacare. His proposals were based upon Romney's effort in Massachusetts.

    I do not believe that the ACA will make health care better. I do not believe it will increase access to good health care. I do not believe the ACA will improve current government spending levels on health care (via Medicare, Medicaid, and Social Security Disability).

    The ACA does successfully extend more government control over a larger share of the economy. It also successfully raised taxes (fees) on Americans, which was a goal of politicians.

    If the goal is to really improve health care and decrease associated costs, you must affect supply and demand: prinipcles of economics. The ACA is not based upon economic principles. It is based upon market manipulpation and will ultimately fail.

  • My2Cents Taylorsville, UT
    Nov. 20, 2012 3:12 a.m.

    Unlike countries that have socialized health care, the Obama care exchange and the Utah exchange just funnel wealth and money to business and individual political supporters. True socialized health care for everyone has socialized the service industry as well, the doctors, hospitals, and manufacturing and drug companies so no one can profiteer on individuals misfortune of becoming ill.

    The Utah and federal exchange system just exploits and taxes everyone who think the tax is free health care, we still have to buy insurance. The tax exchanges (Medicare, Medicaid) is to administer the law. The exchange just says we can buy health care insurance without discrimination of benefits, unless its economically not beneficial to treat those who cannot work or produce for the socialist collective.

    However health care is provided there is only one true system that works and it worked for 2,000 years in the free enterprise of doctors.

    Health care is not a right, its the service of doctors knowledge and training that everyone is trying to exploit and steal from them. Doctors work and serve at their own desecration, not any health care laws or insurance. I prefer doctors not in the collective.

  • SLC gal Salt Lake City, UT
    Nov. 19, 2012 2:14 p.m.

    Wait - wasn't UT part of the lawsuit to opt out of Obamacare? What happened to that?

  • PTM ,
    Nov. 19, 2012 12:38 p.m.

    And you are just now asking these questions, you’re late Governor. Even waiting for the Supreme Court decision, why weren't these questions asked months ago?

  • Elcapitan Ivins, UT
    Nov. 19, 2012 12:38 p.m.

    Good Luck Governor Herbert in dealing with that crowd. They fork out so much mis informatiuon one cannot count on them. It is called lying. You probably know that therefore the test questions to watch them founder.