Thanks for all your hard work Gov. Herbert in getting this passed. Hopefully
the BYU poll with give the legislature some courage to pass this "Utah"
solution. Also, as the polls show we are not all Becky Lockhart fans so it
shows the far right tea party is more a minority than I even thought which is
refreshing. My impression is Utahn's want a practacle solution that is
compassionate but also makes sense.
Good luck Govenor but it seems more likely you'll get a heard of donkeys
tap dancing first.
May 22, 2024: " Gov. Gary Herbert acknowledged Thursday he still has a lot
of work to do to win approval of his proposed Healthy Utah alternative to
Medicaid" July 22, 2014" " Gov. Gary Herbert
acknowledged Thursday he still has a lot of work to do to win approval of his
proposed Healthy Utah alternative to Medicaid May 22, 2015: "
Gov. Gary Herbert acknowledged Thursday he still has a lot of work to do to win
approval of his proposed Healthy Utah alternative to Medicaid Nov.
30, 2015: Not to worry, election is over! Guv can forget he ever brought the
Still work to do to sell it – I hope nobody buys it. It is a bait and
switch ruse$285MM in federal money – for how long? And what
will be our cost, now and after the federal money drops?
Medicaid expansion is a trick, a gimmick, a ruse, a trap, a vote-buying scheme
for Democrats.The "free money" promised by Obama is already
set to decrease soon after implementation, leaving the states to pay the whole
bill. As a nation we are bankrupt, and as a state we have plenty of other
expenses so we cannot afford another bottomless giveaway program.Besides, Obama has proven he will not enforce the laws, and will arbitrarily
change legally required procedures at his whim, so we cannot count on any deal
to be fulfilled.The Republican goal used to be to measure progress
by how many no longer needed welfare, and Governor Herbert needs to work on
that. Do not fall into the Democrat's failed policy of measuring success
by how many people are dependent on government handouts for food, medicine,
housing, phones or transportation.
I am not sure our current Governor is correct on this point; we will pay the
taxes and the funding to the Federal Government, then his plan places his
expansion to not all available funding. He cannot change the Affordable Care act
in his capacity--it will take the United State Congress to make such changes?
The agency which has authority to make adjustments for employers and states to
work out acceptable minor adjustments in payment and tweaking state organization
of the act is one thing, but they lack authority to make the changes he seeks?
That is why he believes he can visit Washington, and force his amendments and
changes just for Utah? We already have the administration struggling with
Constitutional balance of power issues in court; this will create a new one?
Why must we have welfare for the Insurance industry? How about all the money
goes for treating the working poor?
mcclark,did you not read the article about BO putting money aside to cover
any losses insurance companies may take as a result of Obamacare? BO and the
authors of this monstrosity are the ones providing welfare to the insurance
Sad, this article is from May of this year, and still no coverage for tens of
thousands of needy Utah citizens.This sure has been a priority
Governor! Too busy at fundraisers? Great work! Wrong!