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Mon Feb 11, 2019, 06:36 PM

Utah Republicans have officially blocked their state's voter-approved Medicaid expansion

Source: vox.com





The GOPís crusade to scale back Utahís Medicaid expansion puts coverage for thousands of people at risk.

By Dylan Scott@dylanlscottdylan.scott@vox.com Feb 11, 2019, 3:20pm EST


Utah voters decided to expand Medicaid under the Affordable Care Act in November. But the Republican legislature is scaling back the voter-approved plan.

The Republican legislature has passed legislation that would, in effect, replace the voter-approved Medicaid expansion with a more limited version that would actually cover fewer people while spending more money in the first few years. The bill passed both chambers with a two-thirds majority. It now heads to Republican Gov. Gary Herbert, who is expected to sign it.

GOP lawmakers are making a big bet: that they will be the first state to receive approval from the Trump administration for a partial Medicaid expansion. Originally, the Senate-passed legislation stipulated the entire expansion would have been repealed if the feds rejected Utahís plan, reversing the will of the voters completely. But the state House, facing intense pressure, changed the bill at the last minute so if the Trump administration does reject partial expansion, the full Medicaid expansion as originally approved by voters would take effect instead.

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Read more: https://www.vox.com/policy-and-politics/2019/2/11/18220721/utah-medicaid-expansion-prop-3-sb96







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Supporters of a voter-approved measure to fully expand Medicaid gather at the Utah State Capitol January 28, 2019, in Salt Lake City. Rick Bowmer/AP

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Reply Utah Republicans have officially blocked their state's voter-approved Medicaid expansion (Original post)
riversedge Feb 2019 OP
LonePirate Feb 2019 #1
DoctorJoJo Feb 2019 #2
Wellstone ruled Feb 2019 #3
world wide wally Feb 2019 #4
beachbum bob Feb 2019 #5
Historic NY Feb 2019 #6

Response to riversedge (Original post)

Mon Feb 11, 2019, 06:39 PM

1. Yet another example of Republican legislative chambers ignoring the overwhelming will of the people.

Republicans are truly the enemies of democracy.

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Response to riversedge (Original post)

Mon Feb 11, 2019, 06:43 PM

2. Guessing the Moron Church Opposed It!

 

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Response to DoctorJoJo (Reply #2)

Mon Feb 11, 2019, 06:53 PM

3. Oh you are so right on.

Every Insurance Policy sold in Utah has a Leavitt stain on it. The Sheeple People are taken it in the wazoo once again.

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Response to riversedge (Original post)

Mon Feb 11, 2019, 06:59 PM

4. And I'll bet they can't wait to vote Republican again because, you know... God and all that

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Response to riversedge (Original post)

Mon Feb 11, 2019, 07:23 PM

5. Elections will be telling in 2020, perhaps a glimmer of purple in Utah?

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Response to riversedge (Original post)

Mon Feb 11, 2019, 07:46 PM

6. Do the @Mormons want non Mormons to die........

hum....if you look at history. They probably want them to move to 'Idahoe'.

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