Healthy Utah in a Nutshell

March 3, 2015  |  Posted in:  |  2 comments
Healthy Utah in a Nutshell | Libertas Institute Cartoon

Governor Herbert’s Medicaid expansion proposal, nicknamed “Healthy Utah,” perpetuates an ever-increasing cycle of debt and borrowing to finance expanding welfare programs. This is neither conservative nor fiscally prudent.

Libertas Institute has made an effort to debunk a few popular myths that have percolated during the debate, and continues to oppose growing government and requiring taxpayers to increasingly subsidize the lives of others.

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  1. […] point we made during committee hearings—that the money spent today on Medicaid expansion is borrowed from future generations. The CBO reported last year that expansion of federal health care programs would lead to “federal […]

  2. […] The Congressional Budget Office reported that those funds are merely not spent. When over 20 percent of federal spending is debt anyway, reductions in spending directly reduce deficits. This is also consistent with the another point we made during committee hearings—that the money spent today on Medicaid expansion isborrowed from future generations. […]

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