Hillyard expects Medicaid to be biggest financial problem in new legislative session

<strong>LOGAN—</strong> This is the day for the opening of the 2013 Utah Legislature session and State Senator Lyle Hillyard of Logan said there are plenty of complex problems to work out during the 45 day session.

On KVNU’s Crosstalk show, Hillyard said because everyone needs medical care, he expects the biggest financial problem to be Medicaid.

“It’s a growing monster in our budget, it’s eating us up. If we leave it unchecked, it’s going to consume all of our budget and we’ll have only one of three choices. Either stop it all – and we can’t do that – there’s people that’s their only access to care. Number two, raise taxes significantly to help just cover the cost, or three take budgets from somewhere else.”

Hillyard reminds local residents that lawmakers will meet with the public each Saturday at 7:30 a.m. in the Cache County Administrative Building.

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