The Koch brothers have a new political presence in Utah (“Koch brothers group launches campaign against Healthy Utah,” June 1) and have taken a stand against Gov. Gary Herbert’s Healthy Utah plan. This news got me wondering; why do they care? Why would billionaires possibly want to continue to deprive Utah’s working poor families of simple access to health care? Is it simply greed for even greater profits? Will their investments in the health care industry suffer?
The only logical reason that I can envision involves the quirky historical fact that health care coverage in the U.S. has been tied to employment. This has tied (chained) workers to their employers. The overseers, the big bosses, must like seeing their employees chained to their jobs.
I hope our leaders will side with allowing Utah workers access to health care, and with it the freedom to choose where they work, over the “needs” of out-of-state billionaires.