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Supports move to scale back Medicaid expansion

He said he supported state leaders' move to scale back a voter-approved Medicaid expansion, though he also wants to work to reduce health care costs overall.
Source: Associated Press coverage of 2020 Utah gubernatorial race , May 14, 2019

Restrict expansion of state Medicaid program

Legislative Summary: HB391: This bill prohibits the Department of Health or the governor from expanding the state Medicaid program to optional expansion populations unless: the Health Reform Task Force completes a review of a statewide charity care system; the department completes a thorough analysis of the impact of Medicaid expansion in the state.

Analysis by Health Policy Project: March 2013: After a traditional expansion bill (HB 153) is withdrawn in committee, Utah legislature passes "Prohibition of Medicaid Expansion" (HB 391) requiring legislative approval for any Medicaid Expansion proposal or funding.

Legislative Outcome: Passed Senate 27-0-2 on Mar/13/13; Passed House 51-23-1 on Mar/13/13; State Rep. Spencer Cox voted YES; Signed by Governor Gary Herbert onApr/3/13

Source: The Deseret News on Utah voting record HB391 , Mar 13, 2013

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