SALT LAKE CITY — The Obama Administration reportedly gave Governor Gary Herbert preliminary approval up on his plan to provide health care coverage to uninsured Utahns.
However, the governor’s real hurdle will be with the Utah legislature. It will take a special session from the Utah Legislature to approve the Governor’s plan, and scoring the support from the State House of Representatives will be challenging.
Governor Herbert was in good spirits after a trip to Washington D.C., where the feds gave his “Utah Healthy Plan” to cover tens of thousands of uninsured Utahns an initial OK.
“This will be a work in progress,” Herbert said during a press briefing. “We don’t have all the answers because we don’t know all the questions, but I’m confident this is going to be a better approach for the Utah citizens and taxpayers than just Medicaid expansion.”