Utah Lawmakers Block Medicaid Expansion Despite Voter Approval

Published: Tuesday, February 12, 2019 - 12:00pm
Updated: Tuesday, February 12, 2019 - 2:42pm
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Utah Gov. Gary Herbert signed a bill Monday scaling back a voter-approved expansion of the state’s Medicaid program.

In November, Utahns voted to cover an estimated 150,000 residents under Medicaid. But GOP lawmakers and the governor argue the state can’t afford that, which led to the approval of Senate Bill 96.

With The Show to talk about this was Salt Lake Tribune reporter Benjamin Wood, who covers Utah state government.

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