Utah’s Voter-Approved Medicaid Expansion Blocks Work Requirement

Nov. 14, 2018, 1:55 PM

Success at the ballot box of a full Medicaid expansion in Utah is jeopardizing a work requirement approved by the state Legislature earlier in the year.

A waiver containing the work requirement is “no longer in play,” Paul Edwards, a spokesman for Utah Gov. Gary R. Herbert (R) told Bloomberg Law Nov. 13. Kolbi Young, a spokeswoman for the Utah Department of Health, confirmed the department views the ballot measure, Proposition 3, as having superseded the partial expansion plan approved by the Utah Legislature during its 2018 session. The waiver request is on “indefinite hold,” she said.

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