Utah Senate OKs Replacement for Medicaid Expansion


By Lisa Riley Roche
Deseret News, Feb. 4, 2019

The Utah Senate gave final approval Monday to a replacement plan for a voter-initiative passed in November calling for full Medicaid expansion.   A fiscal note in the bill spells out the cost to taxpayers. The legislature is concerned about the cost of full expansion, and the bill now includes a provision that would wipe out Medicaid expansion if the federal government doesn’t come through with needed waiver approvals. The bill passed the Senate 22-7, with all six Democrats and Republican Sen. Todd Weiler voting in opposition. Click here to read more.