Greg Bell is the former lieutenant governor of Utah and the current president and CEO of the Utah Hospital Association.

Six years after penning his first bimonthly column, Greg Bell writes his final piece for Deseret News readers.
Utah will elect a new governor in November, who must elevate racial justice and equity to a priority of the new administration.
This auspicious battle for racial justice is playing out in the midst of a uniquely acrimonious and partisan presidential campaign.
Nobody can stop you. But no one will put you there, either.
Will the GOP be able to re-attract the Never Trumpers it has lost and win over the millennials it never had? Will it survive being out of step with the great issues of the day? History will tell.
Utah has fared comparatively well during the COVID-19 pandemic, and choices as simple as healthy dieting and active lifestyles have gone a long way.
This is not a time for judgment or criticism; it’s a time for compassion for our fellow humans and a time to help them however we can.
We can only hope and pray — literally — that voters realize that in picking our leaders, policy is very important, but nothing — nothing — can replace character.
Are Americans still a moral people worthy of the majestic ideals of the great American founding?
The traditional spectrum of left, center and right no longer define American politics.
In Utah we collaborate with each other to solve our problems, even big problems.
There are highly positive trends in the world, and I don’t want to underscore them.
We now suffer the fate of all procrastinators and deniers. Despite late notices and warning tickets, we refused to face the music. We dawdled, avoiding the political pain.
In a day when some courts try to remedy every wrong, we rarely see cases demonstrating such judicial restraint.
Donald Trump, more than likely, will be the undisputed Republican nominee for President in 2020. This will present a real problem—a crisis even—for millions of voters.
Americans tend to think that we are the center of the universe, that U.S. popular culture has taken over the world. We should remember that other countries do very well on their own.
The ill will, the unwillingness to cooperate and to negotiate in good faith, the vilification of one’s political opponents we hear regularly coming out of Washington will bear rotten fruit.