Politics Up Close: Medicaid Reform in Utah

(KCPW News) While most Utahns will likely remember open records or immigration as the key issues of this year’s session of the Utah legislature, a Medicaid reform bill passed by Utah lawmakers will also have a lasting impact. Republican Senator Dan Liljenquist was the sponsor of SB 180, which passed the House and Senate with unanimous support. It seeks to rein in sharply rising Medicaid costs without compromising the quality of care. We talked with Senator Liljenquist and Judi Hilman, executive director of the Utah Health Policy Project.

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