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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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PRESS RELEASE; Medicaid Expansion Repeal Bill is Anti-democratic

Salt Lake City, UT – This afternoon, the House Business and Labor Committee heard S.B. 96, Sen. Christensen’s bill that would repeal full Medicaid expansion as approved by voters last November. Despite acknowledging the overwhelming public interest in this bill over the first two weeks of the session, Rep. Jim Dunnigan limited public testimony to

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Press Release: Senate GOP Flouts Rules in Rush to Undo Voter Initiative

PRESS RELEASEFOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: January 31, 2019 Salt Lake City, UT – Yesterday, the Utah State Senate gave preliminary approval to a bill that would make drastic changes to the Medicaid expansion initiative that voters passed in November. Now, government watchdog group Alliance for a Better Utah is crying foul, claiming that senators broke a

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Sesión legislativa 2019: expansión de Medicaid

Este vídeo apareció originalmente en Telemundo Utah. Mira el clip completo aquí. This article originally appeared in Telemundo Utah. Watch the full clip here. Esto es lo que usted debe saber sobre el tema del Medicaid durante la sesión legislativa 2019. Watch the full clip to hear Lauren Simpson explain what changes Utahans should be watching for in regards to Medicaid expansion

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Press Release: Legislature Should Uphold the Legislative Intent of Prop 3

PRESS RELEASEFOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: January 28, 2019 Salt Lake City, UT – With the 2019 Legislative Session now underway, Alliance for a Better Utah is speaking out against the multiple bills — both already introduced and those anticipated — seeking to undermine the will of the people by not fully expanding Utah’s Medicaid program, as

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Utah Lawmakers Aim to Derail Voter-Backed Medicaid Plan

This article originally appeared in Public News Service. Read it in its entirety here. SALT LAKE CITY – Utah voters approved a ballot measure last year to enact full Medicaid expansion under the Affordable Care Act, bringing health care to 100,000 lower-income residents. But that isn’t the last word. A bloc of conservative state lawmakers, saying there isn’t enough money to pay for the expansion, are looking to “repeal and

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