Democrat Mike Weinholtz wants full expansion, Republican challenger Jonathan Johnson wants to keep medicaid the way it is, and Governor Gary Herbert is in the middle.
“That’s a basic Utah value that we take care of one another,” Weinholtz said. “We’re not getting $400 to $500 million dollars back from the federal government we are already paying in taxes.”
Weinholtz notes the majority of Utahns are on his side. “If we could get the legislature to listen to the people like they’re supposed to, we would have a better chance of doing that.”