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A recent KSL editorial spoke favorably of the role Intermountain Health Care plays in our community. In KSL’s view the company doesn’t deserve to be in the cross hairs of the legislature. The editorial prompted an unusual number of responses from viewers and listeners who wanted to offer their perspective.
From Melissa Nelson, a nurse who formerly worked for IHC comes this: “I always found the constant referring within the IHC system a little alarming. The truth is, this is a system that is open for abuse and which inherently presents ethical concerns. I support change that would make IHC more accountable in the fair practice of health care within this area.”
Jesse Clarke of Midvale had this to say: “Your editorial seemed to skirt issues of fairness and integrity. If you haven’t guessed, I’m for the taxing of IHC. Why should they withhold much needed money from our public schools?”
We also received expressions of support for our position, such as this one from Vickie Johnson, a nurse and PhD: “Why is having a nationally-ranked health care system, located in the State of Utah, a BAD thing? We certainly don’t feel the same when it is a nationally-ranked sports team.”
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