Where We Are Now: Medicaid Expansion 2020

congratulations, Utah! full Medicaid expansion begins January 1st

Utah is a full Medicaid expansion state as of January 1, 2020!

The new eligibility levels are approximately $1,400 a month for an individual or $3,000 for a family of four

If you think you may qualify, please contact Take Care Utah at 801-433-2299, 2-1-1 or www.TakeCareUtah.org 


You can find more information on the state’s Medicaid website: https://medicaid.utah.gov/

The federal government approved part of Utah’s “Fallback Plan” (phase 3 of the complicated SB96 repeal of Proposition 3’s full expansion) on December 23rd. This includes expansion up to 138% of the federal poverty level, as well as work reporting requirements, and mandatory enrollment in qualified employer-sponsored coverage.

UHPP’s statement on the approval: https://conta.cc/374uSGG

UHPP advocate’s guide following approval: https://conta.cc/360iGGU 

Deseret News coverage HERE

screenshot of deseret news heaqdline: feds ok Utah's Medicaid expansion, with restrictions











The state has paused the work reporting requirement in the face of the COVID-19 epidemic

From the Department of Health: https://medicaid.utah.gov/expansion/community-engagement-requirement-suspended/

screenshot of the heading of the policy team blog linked here

Blog post from UHPP’s Policy Team:

A Rare COVID-19 Victory: Advocate Pressure Wins Suspension of Medicaid Work Rules in Utah

From the Tribune:


Our statement:




Medicaid Coverage for Coronavirus Testing

“Uninsured individuals are eligible for the new “COVID-19 Uninsured Testing Coverage” without regard to income or assets. To qualify, an individual must be uninsured, and meet citizenship and Utah residency requirements.”