Utah Health Care on Monday's Access Utah
The Deseret News reports that opposing bills on Medicaid expansion have passed a state Senate committee. Sen. Allen Christensen says that his SB 153 would cover Utahns who earn up to 100% of the federal poverty level and who are medically frail. He says his plan would leave money available for other needy groups. Sen. Brian Shiozawa’ SB 164 would implement many elements of Governor Herbert’s Healthy Utah plan, which would help provide coverage for those who earn up to 138% of the federal poverty level. Sen. Shiozawa says that Sen. Christensen’s plan would not return enough Utah tax dollars from the federal government to the state.
Today on AU, we’ll explore this issue with Sen. Christensen and Sen. Shiozawa and we’ll hear from Governor Herbert as well.