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From: Sutherland Institute
To: Rep. McKell, M.,
Subject: Good call by Gov. Herbert
Date: 2014-10-28T17:30:54Z

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Gov. Herbert picks
a better path
on Healthy Utah

Hello Mike,

We are pleased that Governor Gary Herbert made the wise decision not to call a special session to consider his proposed Healthy Utah plan.
The question of whether Utah should add a private-insurance tier to its Medicaid program is a momentous one, especially for the most vulnerable Utahns – the single parents, disabled individuals, and children who would be left behind in the lower tier.
Despite calls from some to short-circuit thoughtful consideration of the details of Healthy Utah because they believe the decision merits no further evaluation, Governor Herbert recognized the importance of a thoughtful process for making sound public policy.

Sutherland looks forward to continuing this important policy dialogue where it ought to be engaged: in a general session of the Utah Legislature.


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