From: Bruce Reese
To: David Lifferth,
Subject: Please support SB164!
Date: Tue Feb 17 22:27:12 MST 2015
Feb 17, 2015 Representative David Lifferth State Capitol, Suite 350 350 North State Street Salt Lake City, UT 84114 Dear Representative Lifferth, I am writing to ask that you support SB164, a unique Utah compromise which will provide affordable health coverage options to thousands of Utahns. The Affordable Care Act continues to be controversial for almost all and unpopular with many. But it has begun, albeit imperfectly, to address some of the shortcomings and holes in the American healthcare system. One of those challenges is the un- or under-insured non-Medicare population. The solution that the ACCA offers isn't ideal for our state. SB 164 is a solution that has been worked out by Utahns for Utahns. It is by no means perfect. And heavens knows that politics and litigation have provided and will continue to provide excuses not to act. My experience as the president and CEO of a major Utah-based company and my experience on not-for-profit boards like United Way of Salt Lake and Intermountain Healthcare have helped me understand how big the need is for us to act. Waiting for all the stars to line up isn't going to happen. In the meantime we have tens of thousands of Utahns waiting for the opportunity to get insurance so they can get needed care. I believe that it is time to act. Like other legislative actions, problems can be fixed later. I urge you to vote YES on SB164, and help promote healthy and productive families in Utah! Sincerely, Mr. Bruce Reese 2209 E Farm Brook Way Sandy, UT 84093-6479 (801) 518-6060