Utah Senate Approves Bill to Align State Health Insurance Mandates With Private Sector

The Utah Senate has given final approval to a bill forcing the state to follow the same health insurance mandates placed on the private sector, according to a Herald Extra report.

The measure calls for the state to fund healthcare mandates in the public and higher education departments. In the past, Utah has passed mandates on the private sector but exempted higher and public education departments, the largest groups of state employees, from having to meet the mandate.

Sen. John Valentine (R-Ore.) applauded the bill, saying the state is "putting our money where our mouth is."

Opponents to the bill say it will destroy many healthcare mandates being considered in the Legislature due to the small amount of revenue available.

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