As Gov. Gary Herbert unveiled the Healthy Utah plan to extend Medicaid eligibility to more of our neighbors in need, he stated how “complex” this issue has become in the age of Obamacare. These complexities now fall equally upon the good judgment of state legislators to discern. The ball is in their court.
How does a conservative state legislator wrap his mind around extending Medicaid eligibility even further? Perhaps I can help. Every sound policy has parameters, or boundaries, that define its scope. How Utah responds to Obamacare is no exception, and conservatives must face some realities.