— Health exchanges: Do what’s best for Utahns — Salt Lake Tribune Editorial
Utah legislative leaders seem willing to give the federal government control of an essential service that Utahns need, for the illogical reason that they don’t like the federal government. ...
... The ACA is a complicated law, and the governor can’t be expected to understand all its complexities. But the health care reform law, passed in 2010 and upheld this year by the U.S. Supreme Court, is not going away. Utah leaders should put aside their distaste for Washington and do what is best for Utahns, as they did when they accepted million of dollars in federal stimulus money during the Great Recession.
— Sticker shock on Medicaid costs — Denver Post Editorial
An estimate that expanding Medicaid in Colorado could cost $858 million over 10 years gives us pause.
— Time ... to embrace Medicaid expansion — St. Louis Post-Dispatch Editorial
... For lawmakers, the question is simple: Do you want get $10 back from the federal government for every state dollar you invest? ...
— Missouri should take the Medicaid money — Kansas City Star Editorial
A crucial choice for Missouri lawmakers came into sharper focus Wednesday with the release of a study suggesting the state would achieve a major economic boost by expanding its Medicaid limits. ...
— Medicaid expansion right course for state — Spokane Spokesman-Review Editorial
... Conservative Idaho formed a commission to look at this issue, and panelists came back with a unanimous decision to take the money. We think a close examination in Washington would arrive at the same conclusion for four solid reasons. ...
— Democrats should pay heed to Dick Durbin on Medicare, Medicaid — Chicago Sun-Times Editorial
... "Progressives created Social Security and Medicare and we have fought to protect them," Durbin said in prepared remarks at the Center for America Progress, a progressive think tank. "Refusing to consider any changes isn’t protecting Medicare, it is putting Medicare at risk." ...
— Corbett wrong to oppose Medicaid expansion — Philadelphia Inquirer Editorial
With a $27 billion state budget, Pennsylvania should be able to spend less than 1 percent of that amount to make sure 600,000 of its most vulnerable citizens have their basic health-care needs met. ...
— Gov. Christie should not turn down Medicaid expansion funds — Newark (N.J.) Star-Ledger Editorial
Gov. Chris Christie says he’s not an indecisive guy, so why is he dragging out this drama? ...
|1.||Geminid meteor shower to put on a show Friday night|
|2.||Jazz ball boy’s Michael Jordan shoes fetch $105K at auction|
|3.||Terrifying new footage shows July’s fatal Asiana airplane crash|
|4.||Mormon church traces black priesthood ban to Brigham Young|
|5.||Review: Smaug alert: A fearsome dragon breathes fire into ‘Hobbit’|
|6.||Utahn Tyson Apostol is oh so close to winning on ‘Survivor’|
|7.||‘A Snow White Christmas’ brings new family tradition to Salt Lake City, panto style|
|8.||Tip for Jesus? Ogden bar owner confirms PayPal’s Selby left $1K tip|
|9.||Scandal’s first charges: Shurtleff’s ‘fixer’ slapped with six felonies|
|10.||Utah Jazz notes: Rush back on the court after meeting with Corbin|