Update: Medicaid expansion repeal passes Utah House committee

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SALT LAKE CITY (ABC4 News) –  The push to repeal Utah’s voter-approved Proposition 3 for Medicaid expansion went up for a committee vote in the Utah House Wednesday.

The House Business and Labor Committee voted nine-to-six to give S.B. 96 a favorable recommendation.

The committee also approved an amendment to eliminate the automatic expiration of the program if a federal waiver for the program is denied. 

The bill, which has already passed the Utah State Senate, would expand Medicaid to Utahns who live at or below 100% of the federal poverty level. However, Prop 3  expands Medicaid to 138% of the federal poverty level.

Opponents of the bill say lawmakers are ignoring the will of voters, who passed Proposition 3 last November.

Supporters of the bill say the state can’t afford Prop 3 and, even though this bill will cost more up front, it’s more sustainable in the long run. 

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