Governor’s statement on Medicaid expansion

SALT LAKE CITY (Oct. 13, 2015) – Aimee Edwards, spokeswoman for Gov. Gary R. Herbert, issued the following statement today in response to House and Senate discussions on an alternative to Medicaid expansion:

“The poorest among us will continue to struggle until Utah leaders can find agreement on this difficult issue. As new plans are brought forward, the governor maintains that his Healthy Utah proposal was the most innovative and cost efficient for the state. Unfortunately, the House of Representatives defeated Healthy Utah and continues to push back against other proposals, even those crafted by their own legislative leadership. Gov. Herbert stands by his Healthy Utah plan. After three years debating this issue, he has yet to see a better proposal that respects taxpayers while caring for Utahns most in need.”