When lawmakers left the hill at the end of the 2015 session, they gave themselves a deadline of July 31 to come up with a plan for Medicaid expansion. Lt. Gov. Spencer Cox says, they're getting closer, but they may have to push that deadline into August.
"We'll be close," says Cox. "We are working toward a solution. I feel confident that we're going to come up with something that works for everybody. It won't make everyone happy, but we will come to a solution very soon."
Cox is part of the so-called "group of six" tasked to find a Medicaid expansion compromise. That group became necessary after House and Senate lawmakers reached an impasse on the topic.
Cox says people shouldn't worry too much as the July 31 deadline shouldn't slide too much if at all.
"I think all along this was a self-imposed deadline. It's important we get everybody on board. If that takes us to August, I'm not worried about that."