Utah House Democrats Celebrate ACA Success, Urge Action on Medicaid Expansion

House Democrats celebrated the announcement of Supreme Court ruling on King v. Burwell today by calling for passage of the last critical element of the Affordable Care Act: full Medicaid expansion in Utah.

House Democratic Whip Rebecca Chavez-Houck said, “It is time for Utah to act. There are no more "red herrings" to fish out. The decision has been made. The Affordable Care Act has provided accessible health coverage to so many Utahns, and now it is time to insure many more. Medicaid Expansion has been successful in neighboring states like Arizona, Colorado, and New Mexico. Let’s replicate that success. At the very least, let’s pass Healthy Utah and support those 128,000 of our friends and neighbors. Let’s make sure our families are healthy and supported. Let’s follow through on our promise by making Utah more fiscally sound, more apt to grow, with a healthy and happy population.”