Gov’s Healthy Utah Plan hits a hurdle at task force meeting

Salt Lake City — The Utah Legislature’s Health Reform Task Force opted today for more of the same by passing a motion not to recommend Governor Herbert’s Healthy Utah Plan. Herbert’s plan would provide insurance, at minimal cost to the state, to tens of thousands of Utahns who earn less than other Utahns.

In light of this breaking development, good government group Alliance for a Better UTAH has released the following statement:

“‘Tis the season of giving hope, unless you’re the Utah legislature,” said Maryann Martindale, executive director. “The Health Reform Task Force chose today to take hope away from tens of thousands of Utahns, just because they earn less, when members voted not to recommend Governor Herbert’s Healthy Utah Plan, even though a clear majority of Utahns support the Governor’s efforts. His plan is both economically viable and, more importantly, the right thing to do. This type of behavior is reprehensible any time of year, it is especially reprehensible this time of year.”

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Contact:
Isaac Holyoak
Communications Director, Alliance for a Better UTAH
801.664.9751 | isaac@betterutah.org

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