pete jorgensen

A former State Representative is urging Governor Matt Mead to support the expansion of Medicaid, because he believes it could save money in the long run.  

Pete Jorgensen is a Democrat from Jackson who used to serve on the Legislature’s Appropriations Committee.   Jorgensen says there is no doubt that expanding Medicaid will increase costs to the state in the short term.  But when you consider that the federal government will pay 100 percent of the costs initially and 90 percent of the costs after that, it’s too good of a deal for the state to pass up.