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A. Scott Anderson: An affordable and fiscally responsible health care proposal

In a recent column, I encouraged the Legislature to increase education funding, improve services for the needy and increase health care access for low-income people who lack health insurance. If we address these basic human needs, more families and individuals will be able to improve their economic situations and become contributing members of society.

Regarding health care access, I noted that providing coverage for the 63,000 low-income Utahns who have no insurance coverage “would be consistent with Utah’s values of empathy for those in need, while encouraging self-sufficiency.”