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Utah Legislature: Lawmakers want Feds to stay out of health reform

SALT LAKE CITY — The first of several proposals pointedly telling the federal government to keep its hands off Utah's private insurance practices specifically, and health care reform in general, was approved 51-21 in the Utah House on Monday.

HJR11 sponsor Rep. Michael Morley, R-Spanish Fork, said the measure is a shield against the erosion of state sovereignty and the socializing of medicine that are disguised as federal health care reform plans in Washington. Health care in Utah isn't perfect, but improvements are best left in local hands that will ensure that the bigger system of free enterprise and profit that made Utah a national health care model and the United States a great country are protected, Morley said.

The measure now moves to the Senate for consideration.

— James Thalman