- Associated Press - Tuesday, June 2, 2015

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) - A Utah chapter of the Americans for Prosperity organization has launched a mail campaign thanking state lawmakers who rejected Republican Gov. Gary Herbert’s Medicaid expansion plan.

Americans for Prosperity Utah director Evelyn Everton announced Monday that mailers would be sent to the districts of 11 Republican members of the state House of Representatives.

Everton says expanding Medicaid is based on shaky promises and a false hope that that the federal government will help pay the costs as promised.

Lawmakers made similar comments earlier this year when they rejected Herbert’s plan.

Herbert’s spokesman Marty Carpenter told the Deseret News (https://bit.ly/1AJbA8v) that the governor’s plan has strong support and the state wants to set its own plan without outside groups interfering.

Americans for Prosperity is the main political advocacy group for the billionaire libertarian Koch brothers.

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

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