Do we want to take a step that we can see what will happen or do we step off a cliff and not know if there is something there? I would rather do something than nothing, unfortunately the Governor and Senate have not agreed in the past.
Utah doesn't just cover the gap, as that ends at 100% of poverty level and it goes to
138%. We already have 140,000 Utahns being covered by the subsidy now, those between 100% and 400%. Not all below 100% are in the "gap". If the US Supreme Court rules against the subsidy for federal exchanges,
then what? We can't under the ACA
just try medicaid expansion for two years. Healthy Utah is a pilot
without a parachute. Do we really want to cover people and then, in 2
years say, sorry, we were just kidding? The House does have a plan that
would be sustainable, even though it isn't less money. Utah Cares isn't
just a name..