In Utah, volunteers have already gathered enough signatures to have the expansion question put on the ballot. It also seems likely in Idaho, though the signatures turned in to the state in April must still be officially certified. Signature collection in Nebraska and Montana appears on track, according to the Fairness Project, an advocacy group championing expansion ballot initiatives.
“What we’re seeing play out are attempts at the state level to stabilize some of the chaos that’s been created out of Washington, D.C.,” said Jonathan Schleifer, the group’s executive director. “Americans want more health care, not less.”