Gary Herbert has proposed an alternate plan for Utah than the expansion
of Medicaid under Obamacare. He wants to take all the allocated federal
money for Medicaid expansion under Obamacare and insure all of the same
poor, but buy them private health insurance instead. Those people will
be required to pay $420 per year for that insurance.
those same poor people already don’t have enough income to pay for even
their basic necessities, by definition. He also knows that this request
for a block grant to Utah is just so he and his fellow corrupt Utah
Republicans can hand it out to their insurance-company benefactors and
donors in the role of completely unneeded for-profit middlemen, thereby
reducing the amount available for actual medical services to the poor.
very public fight with Utah House Speaker Becky Lockhart, who says she
opposes taking any federal money to expand insurance coverage to the
poor, is just a good cop, bad cop routine, since both are agents of the
Mormon church, in partnership with its accomplices like those in the
Salt Lake City