As you may have heard, there is a lot of news related to the Medicaid expansion. A Senate committee passed a bill that would partially expand health coverage meaning those living below the poverty level could get access to health insurance. But the federal government has said states need to expand up to 138% of the federal poverty level in order to get the enhanced match funds that have been offered. Just yesterday, Governor Herbert presented his plan to cover all Utahns below 138% of the federal poverty level. While there are still some wrinkles in the plan that need to be ironed out, we are encouraged by the fact that the Governor is proposing a plan that would cover the entire expansion population with an insurance that provides a good benefit to Utahns. We are looking forward to getting more details on the plan, how it would work and shaping it as it moves forward.
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