- Associated Press - Friday, August 21, 2015

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) - Utah Gov. Gary Herbert says he expects to call lawmakers into a special session by late September or early October to consider a plan to expand Medicaid in the state.

The Deseret News reports (https://bit.ly/1hwKIQF ) Herbert said on KSL Newsradio on Thursday that he and five other GOP state officials negotiating the issue in closed-door meetings are close to a deal.

In late July, Herbert and legislative leaders announced they agree on broad outlines of a Medicaid proposal to help more of Utah’s poor get health insurance.

Their plan would have doctors, hospitals and others who would benefit from allowing more people to be eligible for Medicaid to help pay costs.

They released few other details.

There’s no deadline to approve a plan. Utah misses out on federal money if it doesn’t expand.

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Information from: Deseret News, https://www.deseretnews.com


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