The campaign to get Medicaid expansion onto the ballot in Utah and the three other states has been led by The Fairness Project, a nonprofit advocacy group that pushed for ballot measures on issues where lawmakers seem out of sync with citizens. The group is funded by the SEIU United Healthcare Workers West, a California health care workers union.

“The real gap on health care is not between Democrats and Republicans, it’s between politicians and everyone else,” says Jonathan Schleifer, executive director of the Fairness Project. “Politicians have made health care a divisive political issue. But when you ask most Americans whether they want more health care or less, they want more health care.”

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