Details of Utah’s Medicaid Expansion Plan Due This Week

Details of the much-anticipated new plan for Medicaid expansion from Gov. Gary Herbert and legislative leaders will be rolled out Tuesday to lawmakers in closed-door meetings before being unveiled publicly. But the governor has yet to sign off on a final proposal, his spokesman, Jon Cox, said Wednesday. “There are still details that need to be negotiated by the group,” Cox said. “That’s probably as specific as I would be…I don’t want to portray it as something that it’s not. There is agreement on the framework but not agreement on the final bill.” That bill could be ready in time for Herbert to call lawmakers into special session in mid-October, during their regularly scheduled interim meetings. The plan is expected to be discussed by the Legislature’s Health Reform Tax Force on Oct. 6. Little information has emerged during the months of private discussions between the GOP governor and Republican lawmakers about how to use the hundreds of millions of dollars available to the state under President Barack Obama’s health care law.

Source/more: KSL Salt Lake City

David Wingate is an elder law attorney at the Elder Law Office of David Wingate, LLC. The elder law office services clients with powers of attorneys, living wills, Wills, Trusts, Medicaid and asset protection. The Elder Law office has locations in Frederick and Montgomery Counties, Maryland.

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