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GOP lawmakers jump to reject Medicaid expansion

Published March 6, 2013

GOP lawmakers jump to reject Medicaid expansion by Robert Gehrke The Salt Lake Tribune Published Mar 6, 2013 10:24PM MDT In a surprise move Wednesday, Republicans on a House committee pushed through a bill that would prevent Utah from expanding Medicaid coverage to more than 130,000 low-income Utahns under Obamacare. “No one saw this coming,” said Judi Hilman, executive director of the Utah Health Policy Project, a group that supports the expansion. The bill on the agenda, HB391, would have sought to nullify the Affordable Care Act and carried a warning from legislative lawyers that it was likely unconstitutional... Copyright 2013 The Salt Lake Tribune. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.

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