Thursday, February 19, 2015

Utah Policy Sources: Senate Has Enough Support to Pass Healthy Utah - Updated

Needless to say, Governor Herbert's Healthy Utah plan looks like a no-brainer to us

As a followup to our discussion of pending 2015 Utah Medcaid Expansion, we're delighted to refer to this morning's encouraging Utah Policy story, reporting that "Utah Senate sources say it's likely the votes are there to pass the Healthy Utah proposal when it comes up for a floor vote":
With Senator Allen Christensen's laughably chintzy "Frail Utah" bill still "floating" around in the legislature, we'll be sitting on the edges of our seat, waiting to find out whether the State of Utah will still be able to reasonably lay claim to the title of "Best Managed" state in the nation:
Via Utah Senator Jim Dabakis's highly informative Facebook page, we'll insert this great graphic to show how these competing "medicaid expansion" bills stack up, coverage-wise, at least:

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Needless to say, and taking the foregoing into acount, Governor Herbert's Healthy Utah plan looks like a no-brainer to us.

Update 2/20/15 8:00 a.m.: Gov. Gary Herbert has taken tax increases for his Healthy Utah alternative to Medicaid expansion off the table and cut the number of years he wants to try the program from three to two, but House Republicans still may not be sold:
Now, instead of being a three-year pilot program, Healthy Utah would be a "true two-year program so everyone who signs up knows it’s a two-year program going into it.," said Lt. Gov. Spencer Cox.

Via Bob Bernick: "Healthy Utah right now is a political slippery pig for House conservatives to handle. Or will it end up handling them?":
Don't let the cat get your tongues...


Ozboy said...

The bill might look like a "no-brainer" to any one with half a brain which is not infected with the dreaded brain rotting disease of Anti-Obama-itis, but wait till the sorry assed collection of living no'brainers in the house of representatives get a hold of it. My bet is that these creeps, all with gold plated tax payer funded health insurance themselves, will kill it.

blackrulon said...

A third comparison would be informative. Health Utah vs. Frail Utah vs. Legislative Health Plan.

Danny said...

I think they should just go with the full Medicaid expansion. It's a great deal and the working poor really need it.

Danny said...

A few threads back, you posted an editorial from a scientist who implied that evolution is fact, and those who disagree are fools. In fact, the data indicate that evolution does not happen.

He also made the same assertions about global warming. If you don't want to read the article below, at least look at the graphs.

The fact is, that scientists are like everyone else. There are good ones, silly ones and some who lie just like everyone else, and for the same reasons, fame, money, etc.

rudizink said...

Exactly right, Danny! And the earth's only 6,000 years old.

blackrulon said...

I am certain that the Flat Earth Society also has a good explanation for opposing evolution.

Deirdre said...

Let’s nerdsplore how goddamned dumb you Christian fundamentalists are, shall we, eh Danny?

SHOCKING New Poll Shows Majority Of GOP Total Idiots

rudizink said...


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