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Utah Senate Approves Bill Curtailing Medicaid Expansion

Feb. 5, 2019, 3:55 PM

The Utah Senate has approved a reduced expansion of Medicaid that would cover fewer people and cost the state more money than the full expansion of the program approved by voters in November.

The bill (S.B. 96) would expand Medicaid coverage to an additional 90,000 people earning up to 100 percent of the federal poverty level. It would replace the voter-approved ballot measure, Proposition 3, a full Medicaid expansion as defined by the Affordable Care Act, which would cover an additional 150,000 up to 138 percent of the poverty level. The full Medicaid expansion is set to launch...

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