Some Utah legislators have been pushing a bill (SB 96) that would repeal Prop 3 for Medicaid expansion and replace it with a more limited expansion that includes caps and work requirements and relies on the federal government to approve a waiver. Why? Because the bill sponsors say Prop 3 is too expensive. A fiscal analysis of SB 96 suggests that SB 96 actually costs MORE than Prop 3.
An alternative proposal (HB 210) has been put forth by Prop 3 supporter, Rep. Ray Ward (R-Bountiful), to reduce expenses within Prop 3 without repeal or reduced access to health care for any Utahns. Let legislators know you support this win-win proposal!
Another vote could come up on SB 96 any day, and legislators need to know the facts and alternatives.