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Published: Friday, May 23 2014 9:21 a.m. MDT

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cmsense
Kaysville, UT

Thanks for all your hard work Gov. Herbert in getting this passed. Hopefully the BYU poll with give the legislature some courage to pass this "Utah" solution. Also, as the polls show we are not all Becky Lockhart fans so it shows the far right tea party is more a minority than I even thought which is refreshing. My impression is Utahn's want a practacle solution that is compassionate but also makes sense.

FT
salt lake city, UT

Good luck Govenor but it seems more likely you'll get a heard of donkeys tap dancing first.

Ralph West Jordan
Taylorsville, UT

May 22, 2024: " Gov. Gary Herbert acknowledged Thursday he still has a lot of work to do to win approval of his proposed Healthy Utah alternative to Medicaid"

July 22, 2014" " Gov. Gary Herbert acknowledged Thursday he still has a lot of work to do to win approval of his proposed Healthy Utah alternative to Medicaid

May 22, 2015: " Gov. Gary Herbert acknowledged Thursday he still has a lot of work to do to win approval of his proposed Healthy Utah alternative to Medicaid

Nov. 30, 2015: Not to worry, election is over! Guv can forget he ever brought the subject up!

lost in DC
West Jordan, UT

Still work to do to sell it – I hope nobody buys it. It is a bait and switch ruse

$285MM in federal money – for how long? And what will be our cost, now and after the federal money drops?

DN Subscriber
Cottonwood Heights, UT

Medicaid expansion is a trick, a gimmick, a ruse, a trap, a vote-buying scheme for Democrats.

The "free money" promised by Obama is already set to decrease soon after implementation, leaving the states to pay the whole bill. As a nation we are bankrupt, and as a state we have plenty of other expenses so we cannot afford another bottomless giveaway program.

Besides, Obama has proven he will not enforce the laws, and will arbitrarily change legally required procedures at his whim, so we cannot count on any deal to be fulfilled.

The Republican goal used to be to measure progress by how many no longer needed welfare, and Governor Herbert needs to work on that. Do not fall into the Democrat's failed policy of measuring success by how many people are dependent on government handouts for food, medicine, housing, phones or transportation.

Chester Brough
Providence, Utah

I am not sure our current Governor is correct on this point; we will pay the taxes and the funding to the Federal Government, then his plan places his expansion to not all available funding. He cannot change the Affordable Care act in his capacity--it will take the United State Congress to make such changes? The agency which has authority to make adjustments for employers and states to work out acceptable minor adjustments in payment and tweaking state organization of the act is one thing, but they lack authority to make the changes he seeks? That is why he believes he can visit Washington, and force his amendments and changes just for Utah? We already have the administration struggling with Constitutional balance of power issues in court; this will create a new one?

mcclark
Salt Lake City, UT

Why must we have welfare for the Insurance industry? How about all the money goes for treating the working poor?

lost in DC
West Jordan, UT

mcclark,
did you not read the article about BO putting money aside to cover any losses insurance companies may take as a result of Obamacare? BO and the authors of this monstrosity are the ones providing welfare to the insurance companies.

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