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The Future of Utah's Medicaid

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After Governor Gary Herbert’s plan for expanding Medicaid coverage died in the Utah state legislature this spring, six Republican leaders were tasked with devising a compromise plan. They met behind closed doors for months. The plan they recently unveiled, Utah Access Plus, called on health care providers to contribute $50 million in subsidies. That plan died Tuesday afternoon in a GOP meeting. Wednesday, we’ll discuss how the plan was crafted, why it failed, and ask what comes next Medicaid in Utah.

  • Brian Shiozawa is a Republican member of the Utah State Senate representing District 8. He was one of the so-called “Gang of Six” GOP leaders tasked with drafting a compromise bill for Medicaid expansion in Utah.
  • Robert Gehrke reports on government for the Salt Lake Tribune.
  • Andrea Smardon reports on health care and business for KUER News.