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Published: Thursday, May 22 2014 1:30 p.m. MDT

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Spangs
Salt Lake City, UT

Good for Governor Herbert. This governor is turning out to be a very reasonable and thoughtful man. Sometimes we need to rise above politics of 'zero-sum' and do what's best for the state. Acquiring those Medicaid funds is clearly what is best for the people of Utah, in spite of the posturing and politicking on either side.

JLindow
St George, UT

Take your time. I'm sure none of the people who have zero healthcare because they don't earn enough to qualify for the insurance subsidy mind waiting, and nobody will accuse you of having blood on your hands.

Simpe Spectator
St.George, UT

The whole Medicaid system is a complete mess. I have worked with people on Medicaid for the past few years now. They need to start an auditing system. 30% of people on Medicaid only really need it. The rest are working the system. As I said, I work with hundreds of people daily and I promise they are just milking the system. They cut down their work hours to just get benefits. We are crippling people instead of really helping them. I realize that there are those people who really do need help, and that's what the tax payers dollar is for. I'm ok with helping people who really need it. For the other 70%, I would prefer we teach them to fish and stop giving them a crutch and cut down on our taxes.

coleman51
Orem, UT

No doubt an expansion of Medicaid will lead to a vast increase in claims and inevitably abuse. The very engine whereby this expansion is coming is entirely political in nature and will lead us to to an unsustainable expense in the state. This will be at the expense of education and other worthy state programs. We may very well argue that we want to keep our tax dollars in the state, but we will inevitably have to be subsidized by an increasing federal debt. That is where we always end up when bargaining with the devil, in this case the Democratic controlled federal government.

Cato the Elder
Salt Lake City, Utah

Legislator admits to illegal activity. Sounds like a job for Inspector Clouseau at the Office of Inspector General.

Mkithpen
Sandy, UT

Don't be fooled - like with Common Core the Obama administration is not going to let $.05 leave Washington for of all places Utah without strings and requirements. As we all have heard many time "the road to hell is paved with good intentions", even when our Republican Governor is re-surfacing the road . Sounds like another Common Core exercise by the Governor to get his hands on Federal money. On the surface it sounds and feels reasonable, but as is often said, the "Devil" is in the details. Governor, please don't sell us out again! The president doesn't care about Utah as we don't support him, his party or the liberal leaning of their efforts. Do not fall victim of yet another ill conceived plan that will blow up on all of us in Utah. PLEASE

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