Since passage of the Affordable Care Act, or Obamacare, Utah lawmakers have taken incremental steps toward expanding Medicaid and providing health-care coverage to low-income Utahns.

The state’s newest plan requires approval from the federal government and imposes work requirements on Medicaid beneficiaries. In the meantime, advocates for full expansion have succeeded in placing a Medicaid initiative on the November ballot, meaning Utah voters, not lawmakers, will decide how and whether to move forward.

On this week’s episode of “Trib Talk,” Proposition 3 campaign director RyLee Curtis, Bountiful resident Grant Burningham, Americans For Prosperity Utah chapter director Heather Williamson, and Rep. Robert Spendlove, R-Sandy, join Tribune reporter Benjamin Wood to discuss the arguments for and against full Medicaid expansion in the state.

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