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Lawmaker wants Utahns on Medicaid to pay it forward

Lawmaker wants Utahns on Medicaid to pay it forward

By kirsten Stewart The Salt Lake Tribune
Updated Sep 12, 2010 12:00AM MDT
If the government is paying for your medical care, you should be expected to give something back, says a Utah lawmaker who is pitching legislation to combat what she calls “a growing entitlement culture in this state.” Rep. Ronda Menlove, R-Garland, is sponsoring a bill that would direct the Utah Health Department to test-drive a program requiring some Medicaid recipients to do community service in exchange for their health coverage. The bill is the first of several cost-saving strategies expect...
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