SALT LAKE CITY -- Gov. Gary Herbert says health care reform should be handled by individual states instead of the federal government.
Herbert says Wednesday states can manage health care more efficiently than the federal government, which is implementing a one-size-fits-all approach that will be more costly for consumers.
Herbert is representing the Republican Governors Association as the keynote speaker during a conference hosted by the American Action Forum in Washington, D.C. The conference focused on the constitutionality of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act.
Herbert says the individual mandate for health insurance included in the federal plan tramples on the rights of people who should be allowed to determine individually whether they need insurance.
Utah is among the states that has sued the federal government over the health care law.