Tag: medicaid expansion repeal

Remember in November

Since the beginning of time, government accountability has been rooted in the same struggle: where there is power, there is potential for corruption. We’ve seen this throughout our nation’s history, and it’s no surprise–power can be intoxicating. Leaders all around the world and throughout history have proven to be real-life examples of just how destructive

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Press Release: 78,000 Utahns Left Out On First Day Of Medicaid Enrollment

PRESS RELEASEFOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: April 1, 2019 Salt Lake City, UT – In response to the first day of Medicaid enrollment following implementation of limited Medicaid expansion, Chase Thomas, executive director of Alliance for a Better Utah, issued the following statement: “Thanks to the hard work of advocates, activists, and voters, more low-income Utahns will

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The GOP Keeps Changing The Rules After It Loses Elections

This article originally appeared in the Huffington Post. Read it in its entirety here. Last Election Day, 555,651 Utahns ― 53 percent of voters ― backed a measure to expand Medicaid to low-income adults in the state. Last Monday, 79 Republicans made it clear they don’t care what those voters wanted. All but four GOP

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Controversial Medicaid law signed

This article originally appeared in the Moab Times. Read it in its entirety here. As the 2019 session of the Utah Legislature continues into its third week, the debate over Medicaid expansion has dominated the headlines. Demonstrations occurred on the Capitol grounds and inside the legislative chambers as Utah lawmakers worked on a replacement for a voter-approved Medicaid expansion. Utah Senators passed an amended version of Senate Bill

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Commentary: Will of the people

This article originally appeared in Utah Policy. There are a number of legislators and anti-Medicaid expansion advocates who continue to bluster over what exactly Utah voters meant when they cast their votes for Medicaid expansion in 2018. These legislators insist that S.B. 96 is, in fact, keeping with the will of the people because they’re expanding Medicaid to more than what

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Despite protests, Utah House secures two-thirds majority for replacement Medicaid plan that allows full expansion as a last resort

This article originally appeared in the Salt Lake Tribune. Read it in its entirety here. Under the eyes of a capacity crowd, and with protesters inside and outside their chamber, members of the Utah House voted Friday for a partial Medicaid expansion program that would revert to full expansion in the event federal administrators reject the state’s plans. Representatives voted 56-19 for SB96, securing the two-thirds majority required for immediate

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Organization calls Medicaid expansion repeal ‘anti-Democratic’

This article originally appeared on ABC 4. Read it in its entirety here. SALT LAKE CITY (ABC4 News) – The push to repeal Utah’s voter-approved Prop 3 for Medicaid expansion went up for a committee vote in the Utah House Wednesday. The House Business and Labor Committee voted 9 to 6 to give Senate Bill 96 a favorable recommendation. The bill which already passed the Senate would

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Utah Lawmakers Seek to Roll Back Medicaid Expansion Passed by Voters

This article originally appeared in the Wall Street Journal. Read it in its entirety here. Three months after voters in deep-red Utah approved a pair of ballot measures opposed by many Republican leaders, the state legislature is on the verge of pulling both of them back. In December, the GOP-dominated legislature replaced a voter-approved medical marijuana law with a new version that more tightly controls access to the drug.

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