Re "Governor should go for Medicaid expansion" (Opinion, March 30):
What is there to fear with expanding Medicaid to cover 131,000 low-income Utahns without insurance? Regardless of the governor's decision, Utah will spend $343 million a year for Medicaid. With expansion, the projected annual spending will only increase to $364 million.
The federal government has agreed to provide 100 percent of the additional cost for the first three years, and the federal share will never drop below 90 percent.