This bill places some restraints on the state's implementation of Medicaid expansion in order to seek a federal waiver and implement caps to ensure the state budget is not unexpectedly affected.
Most everyone agrees that our healthcare system is broken. Prices continue to skyrocket and affordability seems to be a pipe dream for many people. So what, if anything, can be done to help fix it?
This bill instructs the Utah Department of Health to seek waivers designed to allow for more flexibility in how this welfare program is administered.
Beware the graveyard of bad policy ideas. Just when they seem to be defeated once and for all, they rise up from the grave again. We affectionately call these policy ideas “zombies.”
This bill was not considered by the legislature. Libertas Institute opposes this bill. We have written extensively (here, here, and here) about the problems associated with expanding the Medicaid program in Utah under the...
This bill passed out of its Senate committee but was not voted on by the full Senate. Libertas Institute opposes this bill. We have written extensively (here, here, and here) about the problems associated with expanding the...
“[Medicaid expansion] you came into my heart So tenderly With a burning love That stings like a bee” -“Where Did Our Love Go,” The Supremes, 1964 The following is in response to a recent post...
Recently we wrote about some of the problems with Medicaid expansion and reasons why the Governor and legislature should not proceed with the Healthy Utah proposal. Simply put, the discussion over Utah Medicaid expansion under...
Many expect the Governor to call a special session this year to re-consider a proposal for Medicaid expansion under the Affordable Care Act. We caution the Governor and Legislature against Medicaid expansion. Providing health...
Earlier this week, Governor Gary Herbert addressed government officials and members of the public to deliver his annual “State of the State” address. He touched on education, Medicaid expansion, criminal justice...