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Utah's Medicaid Battle

Nicole Nixon / KUER

Utah voters approved Medicaid expansion in November, but since they opened their session a week ago, some lawmakers have been trying to change the initiative or repeal it all together. Should they?

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We’re a week into Utah’s legislative session, and all eyes are on a fast-moving bill that some say would repeal Prop 3, the voter-approved Medicaid expansion plan. SB96 would reduce the number of people eligible for Medicaid, include a work requirement, and cap enrollment. Supporters say the changes are the fiscally responsible thing to do, while backers of Prop 3 say legislators are undermining the will of voters. Tuesday, we’re talking about the path forward for Medicaid expansion in Utah.

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Doug Fabrizio has been reporting for KUER News since 1987, and became News Director in 1993. In 2001, he became host and executive producer of KUER's RadioWest, a one hour conversation/call-in show on KUER 90.1 in Salt Lake City. He has gained a reputation for his thoughtful style. He has interviewed everyone from Isabel Allende to the Dalai Lama, and from Madeleine Albright to Desmond Tutu. His interview skills landed him a spot as a guest host of the national NPR program, "Talk of the Nation." He has won numerous awards for his reporting and for his work with RadioWest and KUED's Utah NOW from such organizations as the Society of Professional Journalists, the Utah Broadcasters Association, the Public Radio News Directors Association and the Academy of Television Arts and Sciences.
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