House Business and Labor Committee advances H.B. 446
SALT LAKE CITY (03/04/2015) On Wednesday night the House Business and Labor Committee heard testimony on the merits of both Healthy Utah, S.B. 164 and Utah Cares, H.B. 446. After thoughtful deliberation, the committee voted to advance H.B. 446 to the House floor reaffirming the House’s commitment to a responsible and sustainable approach to Medicaid.
“We appreciate the committee and their recommendation, and look forward to a robust floor debate. Anyone monitoring tonight’s hearings had to come away impressed knowing that House members have a firm grasp on this complicated issue and their decision was not rendered in an information vacuum,” said House Speaker Greg Hughes.
“Members of the Utah House of Representatives showed their long-term commitment to their constituents,” said Hughes. “The Utah Cares proposal is a responsible, sustainable generational decision that covers all those in the gap created by the ACA, without expanding into Obamacare.”