Proposed Medicaid Changes

 

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What you should know and why your comment is critical.

Utah is not getting the expansion we voted for and Utah Medicaid is facing serious threats.

The Legislature’s bill rolling back Proposition 3 includes several harmful changes to Medicaid:

  • Create additional work reporting requirements for enrollees
  • Limit the number of people who can enroll in Medicaid
  • Cut funding to the Medicaid program overall

These changes would lead to CUTS for Utahns’ health care and coverage and will put the Utah Medicaid program at risk.


Your Comments Are Needed!

The Utah Department of Health – at the direction of the Governor and Legislature — has officially released a proposal to make these harmful changes to Utah Medicaid.

Comments are the best way to defeat these harmful proposed changes to Utah Medicaid. The federal and state government are required to consider all comments; if they don’t, then the proposal can be overturned through legal action. Comments are the reason Kentucky’s Medicaid proposal was stopped in its tracks.

Further, if we can defeat this phase of the waiver, there is a fallback plan with FULL Medicaid expansion. We just have to keep fighting back!


And we have made it easy for you! simply click the link below to complete a short survey:

www.healthpolicyproject.org/comment 


Learn More:

  • Work reporting requirements don’t work; in fact, they lead to eligible people losing their Medicaid coverage. Learn more about Arkansas’ failed work requirement policies.
  • Limiting enrollment could lock people out of care when they need it the most. Learn more about Medicaid enrollment caps and their impact on Utah’s most vulnerable residents.
  • Limiting the federal payments Utah can receive through Medicaid just sets Utah up for cuts to care. Learn more about the risks of Medicaid block grants and per capita caps.
  • How did Proposition 3, a.k.a voter-approved full Medicaid expansion, compare to the Legislature’s partial Medicaid expansion bill, aka SB 96? Learn more.

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