Rumple: Medicaid expansion and social welfare

DSC05524_2Eric Rumple, analyst and investigator extraordinaire for Better UTAH, penned an op-ed in the Salt Lake Tribune over the weekend in which he makes the case for expanding Medicaid in Utah.

Without Medicaid expansion, a person getting back on his/her feet and earning more income faces a much earlier and abrupt loss of Medicaid, putting that person into a situation where he likely can’t afford any health insurance, but where he could now be required to buy his own health insurance. It may very well seem to him like a double penalty.

Read the whole opinion here.

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