By Senator Michael Waddoups
Senate Chair of the Privately Owned Health Care Organization Task Force
The local news has started to report on some of my actions relating to a looming health care problem in Utah and the United States.
The Deseret Morning News story
tried to spin them into some kind of end run - a condemnation of the work of the Privately Owned Health Care Organization Task Force. That is not how I see it.
The KSL story
was even worse - they reported Senator Davis and I feel the task force is failing.
That is not accurate.
The task force is meeting the challenge of gathering information, and dealing with it in a responsible, deliberative manner. When the facts are in, rational decisions will be made and we'll propose legislation that will result in better healthcare for our communities. My actions were no condemnation of the task force. The task force is doing its job.
That said, we need to be clear that we are on the verge of a serious national crisis and we all need to do what we can to find solutions. My actions are warranted, absolutely necessary, and probably overdue. They in no way circumvent the work of our task force.
I felt Linda Fantin’s story
was straightforward and substantially accurate.