A legislative mix-up has tied-up 174-thousand dollars intended to buy glasses for Medicaid patients in Utah. State lawmakers made that funding contingent on a patient co-pay of ten-dollars. But federal rules only allow three-dollar co-pays for Medicaid patients.
Apparently, this situation can be fixed with a special session, but no one wants to step up to the problem.
This isn't a minor thing. I wear glasses. I wouldn't be able to drive without them. I wouldn't be able to function, really. The money is there. The fact that the co-pay was supposed to be $3, and not $10, wasn't new or even unavailable information. It was overlooked. So, the people that overlooked it need to get their asses back to the capitol and get it fixed.