July 27, 2019

Time for Full Medicaid Expansion

New reports that the Trump Administration will not grant Utah waivers for a partial Medicaid expansion only underscore what we know: Utah must move forward with full Medicaid expansion, without delays or barriers.

Too many Utahns have been shut out, unable to access health care, because of partial expansion: Families making just above the poverty level; kids, whose coverage is affected by their parents’ coverage; new moms 60 days postpartum; individuals trying to improve their lives. Let's not gamble with Utahns' health care any more; too many Utahns have been kept in limbo and left out of coverage.

It’s time for Utah to stop paying more to cover fewer people and move forward with the full Medicaid expansion Utahns clearly support and need.