AARP is encouraging state lawmakers to extend Utah’s Medicaid program to cover all low-income, uninsured Utahns—about 131,000 additional people.
As part of a statewide coalition, AARP is urging people to contact their legislators and ask them to make expanding Medicaid a priority issue. The state will receive federal funds to pay for the full cost of a larger program for the first three years.
Medicaid expansion also would bring jobs for health care workers and would reduce pressure on hospital emergency rooms, where the uninsured often go for primary care.
For updates about other advocacy opportunities, visit aarp.org/ut.
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