Governor issues statement on Medicaid expansion alternative

Gov. Gary Herbert speaks at a Healthy Utah press conference, Salt Lake City, Utah, Dec. 8, 2014 | Photo courtesy of Utah Governor's Office, St. George News

SALT LAKE CITY — Aimee Edwards, spokesperson for Gov. Gary R. Herbert, issued the following statement Tuesday in response to House and Senate discussions on an alternative to Medicaid expansion:

The poorest among us will continue to struggle until Utah leaders can find agreement on this difficult issue. As new plans are brought forward, the governor maintains that his Healthy Utah proposal was the most innovative and cost efficient for the state. Unfortunately, the House of Representatives defeated Healthy Utah and continues to push back against other proposals, even those crafted by their own legislative leadership. Gov. Herbert stands by his Healthy Utah plan. After three years debating this issue, he has yet to see a better proposal that respects taxpayers while caring for Utahns most in need.

Submitted by the Offices of Gov. Herbert

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1 Comment

  • fun bag October 17, 2015 at 10:44 am

    Old Herby had/has the opportunity to help a lot of folks here, but basically says screw ’em he’d rather play politics. Other than being a R. and a mormon why do you people vote him in?

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