SLTRIB: Kat Martinez - "Expanded Medicaid would support Utah families"

"Proposition 3 provides access to Medicaid for more than 150,000 Utahns who are earning under $17,000 per year for individuals, or parents earning less than $34,000 per year for a family of four.

It ensures hard-working Utahns who earn a promotion or work more hours won’t have their health care taken away.

It helps Utahns onto the path of self-reliance as they pull themselves out of poverty.

Medicaid rewards hard work instead of punishing it by cutting off a family’s health care. Utah is the most family-friendly state and Medicaid supports families."

This is an excellent piece by healthcare advocate Kat Martinez, and it gets to the core of why I am so proud to support Prop 3: Utah Decides. Working people and working families deserve to live without fear of being sent into financial ruin by any minor health issue. Medicaid expansion will protect families, create jobs, and improve our economy's health. I'm voting yes, and I hope you will too.