Ideology may be offered as the reason Republican leaders oppose accepting
Medicaid funds, but it feels like they're really saying, "Those who
need Medicaid aren't like us, so let them eat cake."
In our state most people have best counsel on maintaining good health and
avoiding disease. Words of Wisdom have been given to us on how to avoid health
problems. However we prefer to do as we darned well please and lean on the arm
of flesh to save us from our intemperance.
this will put the burden on all tax payers in utah. it is folly pure and simple.
oh and im sure they will find a way for there to be unfunded in utah so hospital
costs will go up more. way to go utah play the party card no matter how bad it
hurts the people. self interest only should be the motto. just like moving the
prison will only help a small amount of people.
Looks like they don't want to follow the DN's advice.
I'm unclear as to the logic of this one. We are going to forego the
$500MM+ per year that we are already being taxed for - and by the way, will
continue to be taxed for. In exchange we will "set aside" $30MM to $35MM
from state funds to cobble together a new program. When The Speaker says
"set aside", I am hearing "unfunded" as in no way to pay for it
in the long term unless an income source (more state tax?) is identified.
Please correct me if I am wrong on this - I truly don't know. All of this to send a political message. "You Feds are spending too much
money and we aren't going to stand for it anymore".
@lketThat's the point. It isn't the federal
government's job to support and manage a federal republic; it is the
responsibility of cities to support cities, counties counties, and states
states. Ideally and by design, a given local government doesn't need
support from the central government in terms of regulation or financial
maintenance.Yes, it is an increased burden on people in Utah,
because they'll still be paying the taxes to support the federal healthcare
system. That is why there shouldn't be such a system.
With the federal health program already in place, I don't understand why we
would set aside or spend 30 million when we must pay for the federal program in
either case. It looks like spending 30 million to lose 500 million. Where
do we get these people in our legislature?
So in other words, genius Republican politicians are ready to let Utah citizens
suffer so they can make a statement against Federal power.Well,
things are improving I guess.It's better that Tea Partiers
focus on harming their home states and not the entire country like that TP Gang
in the U.S. Congress has been doing since 2010.