The Deseret News provides coverage of Thursday's Utah Breakfast Club event on "Designing a Medicaid Expansion That is Fiscally Responsible."

SALT LAKE CITY — As state leaders continue to grapple with Medicaid expansion, Gov. Gary Herbert says they’re on track to have a plan in place this summer, but other lawmakers are indicating the possibility of continued delay.

House Majority Leader Jim Dunnigan, R-Taylorsville, a member of the legislative group assembled by the governor to have a plan for Medicaid ready by the end of July, suggested Thursday there’s still a chance Utahns may need to keep waiting due to ongoing uncertainty with the federal government.

“Certainly not now is still an option,” Dunnigan said following a panel discussion on Medicaid expansion at the Capitol. “But that’s not my goal. My goal is to find a solution.”

Uncertainty of the program’s cost sustainability still lingers after the group’s April meeting in Washington, D.C., with U.S. Health and Human Services Secretary Sylvia Burwell. Conversation among lawmakers and policy experts continued during a discussion hosted by the Utah Breakfast Club, founded by Deseret News columnist Drew Clark.
— http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865628715/Solid-Medicaid-expansion-solutions-still-absent-as-deadline-looms.html


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